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ASTERACEAE
Aster Family

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ACHILLEA - yarrow

 

ACMI2p1.jpg (77790 bytes)

 

Achillea millefolium L.
Common Yarrow
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
N. end of Buck Mountain
White Pine Co. NV, 6/7/96
PLANTS symbol: ACMI2

Fire Effects Database symbol: ACHMIL
 

ANTHEROPEAS - easterbonnets

ANWA.JPG (201345 bytes)  ANWAp2.JPG (82288 bytes)

 

Antheropeas wallacei (Gray) Rydb.
Synonym: Eriophyllum wallacei, Wallace's wooly daisy
woolly easterbonnets
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Meyer Valley, Jacumba Mountains
Imperial County, CA
February 16, 1998
Plants Symbol: ANWA
 

ARNICA - arnica

 

ARLA8.jpg (221142 bytes)

 

Arnica latifolia Bong.
broadleaf arnica
Family: Asteraceae, Aster Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
August 4, 2000
PLANTS symbol: ARLA8
ARMO4.jpg (56410 bytes)

 

Arnica mollis Hook.
hairy arnica
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Seventy Six Creek, 3/4 mi inside Forest Boundary, Elko County, NV
June 29, 1996
PLANTS symbol: ARMO4
ARPA13.jpg (76618 bytes)

 

Arnica parryi Gray
Parry's arnica
Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Mt. Rainier Natonal park
Cascade Range
Pierce County, Washington
August 10, 2000
PLANTS symbol: ARPA13
 

BAILEYA - desert marigold

 

BAPL3p1.jpg (237718 bytes)

 

Baileya pleniradiata Harvey & Gray ex Gray
woolly desert marigold
Asteraceae = Sunflower Family
Mohawk Valley (Dunes)
Yuma County, AZ 
3/10/01
PLANTS symbol: BAPL3
BAPL3.JPG (94514 bytes)

 

Baileya pleniradiata Harvey & Gray ex Gray
Woolly Desert Marigold, Woolly Marigold 
Asteraceae
Algodones (Imperial) Sand Dunes
Imperial County, California
January 2, 1998

PLANTS symbol: BAPL3
 

BRICKELLIA - brickellia, brickellbush, thoroughwort

 

BROB.jpg (78766 bytes)

 

Brickellia oblongifolia Nutt.
Mojave brickellbush 
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin
Barn Hills, near Warm Point
Millard County, UT, 6/5/98
PLANTS symbol: BROB

 

CALYCOSERIS - tackstem

 

CAPA7.JPG (74032 bytes)

 

Calycoseris parryi Gray
yellow tackstem
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Desert wash, vicinity of Fenner Spring, 800 M
Piute Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
March 10, 1997
PLANTS symbol: CAPA7
CAWR.JPG (75426 bytes) CAWRp2.JPG (66510 bytes)

 

Calycoseris wrightii Gray
white tackstem
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Desert wash, vicinity of Fenner Spring, 800 M
Piute Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
March 9, 1997
PLANTS symbol: CAWR
 

CHAENACTIS - false-yarrow, chaenactis

 

CHSTp1.jpg (112762 bytes)

 

Chaenactis stevioides Hook. & Arn.
Stevia Dusty Maiden
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin
Ferguson Desert, Millard Co., UT, 6/6/98
PLANTS symbol: CHST
CHST.JPG (80226 bytes)

 

Chaenactis stevioides Hook. & Arn.
Esteve Pincushion, Steve's Dustymaiden, Desert Pincushion
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Davies Valley, Imperial County, California
March 7, 1998

PLANTS symbol: CHST
 

COREOPSIS - tickseed

 

COGI.JPG (120475 bytes)

 

Coreopsis gigantea (Kellogg) Hall
giant coreopsis
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Guadalupe Dunes, San Luis Obispo County, CA
March 15, 1997
PLANTS symbol: COGI
COGIp2.JPG (111027 bytes)

 

Coreopsis gigantea (Kellogg) Hall
giant coreopsis
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Coreopsis Hill, S. of Oso Flaco Lake
San Luis Obispo County, CA
March 21, 1999
PLANTS symbol: COGI
COGIp3.JPG (152678 bytes)

 

Coreopsis gigantea (Kellogg) Hall
giant coreopsis
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
with Erysimum insulare ssp suffrutescens
Coreopsis Hill, Oso Flaco Lake in background
San Luis Obispo County, CA
March 21, 1999
PLANTS symbol: COGI
 

EATONELLA - Eatonella

 

EANI.jpg (148992 bytes)

 

Eatonella nivea (D.C. Eat.) Gray
white false tickhead
Asteraceae; Sunflower Family
Pine Forest Range
Humboldt Co.,Nevada
May 30, 1997
PLANTS symbol: EANI
 

ENCELIA - brittlebush

 

ENFA.JPG (243109 bytes)

 

Encelia farinosa Gray ex Torr.
brittlebush, goldenhills
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Washes south of Ocotillo, just east of Davies Valley
Imperial County, CA
March 7, 1998
PLANTS symbol: ENFA
ENFAp2.JPG (211083 bytes)

 

Encelia farinosa Gray ex Torr.
brittlebush, goldenhills
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Bajadas, Clipper Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
February 16, 1997
PLANTS symbol: ENFA
 

ENCELIOPSIS - enceliopsis

 

ENAR.jpg (181249 bytes)

 

Enceliopsis argophylla (D.C. Eat.) A. Nels.
Silverleaf Sunray, Silver-leaf Daisy
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin
Frenchmen Mountain
Clark Co., NV, May, 1998
PLANTS symbol: ENAR

ENNU.jpg (266459 bytes)

 

Enceliopsis nudicaulis (Gray) A. Nels.
Nakedstem Sunray, Naked-stemmed Daisy
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin
S. of Hamlin Valley in foothills of Wilson Crk. Range
Lincoln Co., NV, 6/6/98
PLANTS symbol: ENNU
 

ERICAMERIA - goldenbush

 

ERLI6.jpg (104066 bytes) ERLI6p2.jpg (156033 bytes)

 

Ericameria linearifolia (DC.) Urbatsch & Wussow
narrowleaf goldenbush, Interior goldenbush
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Carrizo Plain side of Caliente Mtn.
San Luis Obispo Co., CA
March 17, 1997
PLANTS Symbol: ERLI6
 

ERIGERON - Erigeron Page

 

 

EUCEPHALUS - Aster

 

EULEL2.jpg (89659 bytes)

 

Eucephalus ledophyllus (Gray) Greene var. ledophyllus
Synonym: Aster ledophyllus (Gray) Gray
Cascade aster
Family: Asteraceae, Aster Family
Mt. Rainier National Park
August 4, 2000
PLANTS symbol: EULEL2
 

GAILLARDIA - gaillardia

 

GAPA.jpg (145994 bytes)

 

Gaillardia parryi Greene
Parry's Blanketflower
Fam. Asteraceae
South Cockscomb
Kane County, UT, 5/17/97
PLANTS symbol: GAPA
 

GERAEA - desertsunflower

 

GECA2.jpg (147944 bytes) GECA2p2.JPG (249994 bytes)

 

Geraea canescens Torr. & Gray
hairy desertsunflower
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Chocolate Mountains, Pichacho Peak in background
Imperial County, California
February 18, 1998
PLANTS Symbol: GECA2
 

GRINDELIA - gumweed

 

GRSQS.jpg (91070 bytes)

 

Grindelia squarrosa (Pursh) Dunal var. serrulata (Rydb.)Steyermark
curlycup gumweed
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Near Clay Springs, Fish lake National Forest
Millard Co., Utah
June 13, 1996
PLANTS Symbol: GRSQS
FEIS Symbol: GRISQU
 

HETEROTHECA - false goldenaster

 

HEVIM3.jpg (205934 bytes)

 

Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners var. minor (Hook.) Semple
Synonym:  HEVIH; Heterotheca villosa (Pursh) Shinners var. hispida (Hook.)
hairy false goldenaster
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Bullet Canyon
San Juan Co., Utah
September 27, 1996
PLANTS Symbol: HEVIM3
 

HULSEA - alpinegold

 

HUNA.jpg (110979 bytes) HUNAp2.jpg (108264 bytes)

 

Hulsea nana Gray
dwarf alpinegold
Asteraceae, Sunflower Family 
Cascade Range
Cold Springs Trail, Mount Adams
Yakima Co., Washington
August 12, 2000
PLANTS symbol: HUNA
 

HYMENOCLEA - burrobrush

HYSA.JPG (236797 bytes) HYSAp2.JPG (89531 bytes)

 

Hymenoclea salsola Torr. & Gray ex Gray
burrobrush, cheesebush
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Wash out of Davies Valley
Imperial County, CA
March 7, 1998
PLANTS symbol: HYSA
 

HYMENOPAPPUS - hymenopappus

 

HYFIC.jpg (169860 bytes)

 

Hymenopappus filifolius Hook. var. cinereus (Rydb.) I.M. Johnston
Fineleaf Hymenopappus, Hyalineherb
Fam. Asteraceae
Deertrails
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Kane County, UT, 5/20/97
PLANTS symbol: HYFIC
 

HYMENOXYS - rubberweed

HYRIRp1.jpg (307242 bytes)

 

Hymenoxys richardsonii (Hook.) Cockerell var. Richardsonii
pingue rubberweed
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Sandy Mesa top, Juniper and mountain brush
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Daggett, County, Utah
6/22/9
PLANTS symbol: HYRIR
 

LYGODESMIA - skeletonplant

 

LYGR.jpg (56741 bytes) LYGRp2.jpg (70897 bytes)

 

Lygodesmia grandiflora (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
largeflower skeletonplant
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Millard Co., Utah
June 13, 1996
PLANTS Symbol: LYGR
 

MACHAERANTHERA - tansyaster

 

MACAA2.jpg (131417 bytes)

 

Machaeranthera canescens (Pursh) Gray ssp. glabra (Gray) B.L. Turner var.
aristata (Eastw.) B.L. Turner

hoary tansyaster
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Bullet Canyon, Cedar Mesa
San Juan Co., Utah
September 27, 1996
PLANTS Symbol: MACAA2
 

MALACOTHRIX - malacothrix

 

MACO3.JPG (138575 bytes)

 

Malacothrix coulteri Harvey & Gray
snake's head
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Desert wash, vicinity of Fenner Spring, 800 M
Piute Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
March 9, 1997
PLANTS symbol: MACO3
MAGL3p1.jpg (162204 bytes)

 

Malacothrix glabrata A. Gray
Desert dandelion, Smooth desert dandelion
Asteraceae = Sunflower Family
Mohawk Valley (Dunes)
Yuma County, AZ 
3/12/01
PLANTS symbol: MAGL3
MAGL3.JPG (100963 bytes)

 

Malacothrix glabrata (Gray ex D.C. Eat.) Gray
smooth desertdandelion
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Davies Valley
Imperial County, California
March 7, 1998
PLANTS symbol: MAGL3
MAIN.jpg (93220 bytes)

 

Malacothrix incana (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Dunedelion
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Guadalupe Dunes Preserve
Santa Barbara Co., CA, 1/12/2000
PLANTS symbol: MAIN
MASO.jpg (121160 bytes)

 

Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Sowthistle Desert dandelion
Asteraceae
Deertrails
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Kane County, UT, 5/20/97
PLANTS symbol: MASO
MASOp2.jpg (154030 bytes)

 

Malacothrix sonchoides (Nutt.) Torr. & Gray
Sowthistle Desert dandelion
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Sand. Tule Valley and Snake Pass area
Millard County, Utah, 6/6/98
PLANTS symbol: MASO
 

MONOLOPIA - monolopia

 

MOLA3.jpg (88584 bytes)

 

Monolopia lanceolata Nutt.
common monolopia
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Carrizo Plain
San Luis Obispo Co., CA
March 17, 1997
PLANTS Symbol: MOLA3
 

MONOPTILON - desertstar

 

MOBE.JPG (214082 bytes)

 

Monoptilon bellidiforme Torr. & Gray ex Gray
daisy desertstar
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
ChocolateMountains, Imperial County, California
February 18, 1998
PLANTS Symbol: MOBE
MOBE2.JPG (212835 bytes)

 

Monoptilon bellioides (Gray) Hall
Desert Star, Mojave Desert Star, Mojave Desertstar
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Davies Valley, Imperial County, California
March 7, 1998
PLANTS Symbol: MOBE2
MOBE2p2.JPG (134295 bytes)

 

Monoptilon bellioides (Gray) Hall
Mojave desertstar
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Near Fenner Spring, Piute Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
February 15, 1997
PLANTS symbol: MOBE2
 

OREOSTEMMA - Aster

 

ORALA2.jpg (146315 bytes)

 

Oreostemma alpigenum (Torr. & Gray) Greene var. alpigenum
Synonym: Aster alpigenus (Torr. & Gray) Gray
alpine or tundra aster 
Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Cascade Range
Cold Springs Trail, Mount Adams
Yakima Co., Washington
August 12, 2000
PLANTS symbol: ORALA2
 

PACKERA - groundsel, ragwort

 

PACA15.jpg (187600 bytes)

 

Packera cana (Hook.) W.A. Weber & A. Löve
Synonym: Senecio canus Hook.
Woolly Groundsel
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
On rock wall above Lye Creek Campground
Santa Rosa Range
Humboldt Co., NV, June 7, 1996
PLANTS symbol: PACA15

 

PALAFOXIA - palafox

 

PAARA2.JPG (54185 bytes)

 

Palafoxia arida B.L. Turner & Morris var. arida 
desert palafox, Spanish needles
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Davies Valley, Imperial County, California
March 7, 1998
PLANTS Symbol: PAARA2 
 

PERITYLE - rockdaisy

 

PEST7.jpg (113964 bytes)

 

Perityle stansburii (Gray) J.F. Macbr.
Stansbury Rock-daisy
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin Endemic on Limestone & Dolomite
Pleasant "citrus-like" aroma
Limestone Hills west of Ibex Well
Millard Co., UT, 6/5/98
PLANTS symbol: PEST7
PEST7p2.jpg (102711 bytes)

 

Perityle stansburii (Gray) J.F. Macbr.
Stansbury's rockdaisy
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Millard Co., Utah
June 13, 1996

PLANTS symbol: PEST7
 

RAFINESQUIA - California chicory

 

RANE.JPG (58263 bytes)

 

Rafinesquia neomexicana Gray
California Chicory, New Mexico Plumseed, Desert Chicory
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Meyer Valley, Jacumba Mountains
Imperial County, CA
February 16, 1998
PLANTS Symbol: RANE
 

RAINIERA - Rainiera

 

RAST.jpg (166417 bytes)

 

Rainiera stricta (Greene) Greene, false silverback
Synonym: Luina stricta (Greene) B.L. Robins, tongue-leaf luina
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Mt. Rainier Natonal Park
Cascade Range
Pierce County, Washington
August 10, 2000
PLANTS symbol: RAST
 

SENECIO - ragwort

 

SECA.JPG (108081 bytes)

 

Senecio californicus DC.
California ragwort
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Guadalupe Dunes, San Luis Obispo County, CA
March 15, 1997
PLANTS symbol: SECA
SETR.jpg (147561 bytes)

 

Senecio triangularis Hook.
arrowleaf ragwort
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Cascade Range, Chinook Pass
State Highway 410
Yakima Co., Washington
August 10, 2000
PLANTS symbol: SETR
 

STENOTUS - mock goldenweed

 

STACAp1.jpg (213597 bytes)

 

Stenotus acaulis (Nutt.) Nutt. var. acaulis
Synonym: Haplopappus acaulis (Nutt) A. Gray
Cushion Goldenweed, Stemless Mock Goldenweed 
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin
Wilson Creek Range
Lincoln Co., NV, 6/6/98
PLANTS symbol: STACA

 

SYMPHYOTRICHUM - aster

 

SYFA.jpg (68523 bytes)

 

Symphyotrichum falcatum (Lindl.) Nesom 
white prairie aster
Synonym: Aster falcatus Lindl.
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Bullet Canyon, Cedar Mesa
San Juan Co., Utah
September 27, 1996
PLANTS Symbol: SYFA
 

TETRADYMIA - horsebrush

 

TEGL.jpg (130942 bytes)

 

Tetradymia glabrata Torr. & Gray
Littleleaf horsebrush 
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin 
Few Miles south of Ibex Near Barn Hills
Millard County, UT, 6/5/98
PLANTS symbol: TEGL
Fire Effects Database symbol: TETGLA

TENU2.jpg (168614 bytes)

 

Tetradymia nuttallii Torr. & Gray
Nuttall Horsebrush 
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin 
Barn Hills, near Warm Point
Millard County, UT, 6/5/98
PLANTS symbol: TENU2
Fire Effects Database symbol: TETNUT

 

TETRANEURIS - four-nerved daisy

 

TEACAp1.jpg (170923 bytes)

 

Tetraneuris acaulis (Pursh) Greene var. arizonica (Greene) Parker
= Hymenoxys acaulis (Pursh) Parker var. arizonica (Greene) Parker
Arizona four-nerve daisy
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Sandy Mesa top, Juniper and mountain brush
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Daggett, County, Utah
6/22/9
PLANTS symbol: TEACA
TEIV.jpg (187976 bytes)

 

Tetraneuris ivesiana Greene 
Fam. Asteraceae
Stemless Woolybase
Deertrails
Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument
Kane County, UT, 5/20/97
PLANTS symbol: TEIV
 

TOWNSENDIA - Townsend daisy

 

TOFL2.jpg (210815 bytes)

 

Townsendia florifera (Hook.) Gray
Showy Townsend Daisy
Showy Townsendia
Family: Asteraceae, Sunflower Family
Great Basin 
Tule Valley, Millard Co., UT, 6/5/98
PLANTS symbol: TOFL2

 

XYLORHIZA - woodyaster

 

XYOR.JPG (59883 bytes)

 

Xylorhiza orcuttii (Vasey & Rose) Greene
Orcutt's aster, Orcutt's woody aster
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Anza Borrego Desert State Park
San Diego County, CA
March 1, 1997
PLANTS Symbol: XYOR
XYTOTp1.JPG (75791 bytes) XYTOTp2.JPG (199126 bytes)

 

Xylorhiza tortifolia (Torr. & Gray) Greene var. tortifolia
Mojave woodyaster
Asteraceae: Sunflower Family
Near Fenner Spring, Piute Mountains
San Bernardino County, CA
February 16, 1997
PLANTS Symbol: XYTOT