Occurrence ID (GUID):
Taxon:Hymenoxys acaulis var. caespitosa (A.Nelson) K.L.Parker Family: Asteraceae
Frates, Tony 200604231793
USA, Utah, Beaver, southern San Francisco Mountains, about 1.5 miles north of Utah State Route 21, near the Cupric Mine
38.460618 -113.308491 +-20m. WGS84
1840 meters (6035ft)
Partially shaded in cracks of boulders, surface covered with smaller rocks, in a xeric PJ community
White (presumably Ordovician) limestone
Short solitary heads with notched yellow ray florets and yellow disc florets, peduncles scapose and densely villous, plant caespitose.
One of the few plant species flowering this early in the year at this location; this was also the only plant of this species observed. The habitat and geographical location descriptions found in both the Utah Flora (5th ed) and also in the Intermountain Flora seem to aptly match this entity: FNA's treatment under Tetraneuris fails to include Utah in its geographic range yet this is a taxon of the Great Basin, and accordingly it also does not adequately describe its habitat.