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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Campanulids
Ordo: Asterales

Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Asteroideae
Tribus: Tageteae
Genus: Nicolletia
Species: N. edwardsii – N. occidentalis – N. trifida

Nicolletia A.Gray, 1845

Type species: Nicolletia occidentalis A.Gray


Gray, A., Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 315. 1845.

Additional references

Global Compositae Checklist Nicolletia, [accessed 14 July 2020]


Hassler, M. 2018. Nicolletia. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2018. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 16. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2018. Nicolletia. Published online. Accessed: Apr. 16 2018.
The Plant List 2013. Nicolletia in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 16. 2018. Nicolletia. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2018 Apr. 16.

Vernacular names
English: hole-in-the-sand plant

Nicolletia, common name hole-in-the-sand plant,[2][3] is a small genus of flowering plants in marigold tribe within the sunflower family.[4][5][6][7]

The genus is named for explorer Jean Nicholas Nicollet, 1786–1843.[8]


Nicolletia edwardsii A.Gray - western Texas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Zacatecas
Nicolletia occidentalis A.Gray - Mojave hole-in-the-sand plant - Baja California, southern California
Nicolletia trifida Rydb. - Baja California, Baja California Sur


"Nicolletia". Global Compositae Checklist.
DesertUSA, Mojave Hole-in-the-Sand Plant
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, University of Texas, Edwards' Hole-in-the-sand Plant
Gray, Asa in Frémont, John Charles. 1845. Report of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the year 1842 page 315
Tropicos, Nicolletia A. Gray
Strother, J. L. 1978. Taxonomy and geography of Nicolletia (Compositae: Tageteae). Sida 7: 369–374.
Flora of North America Vol. 21 Page 231 Nicolletia A. Gray in J. C. Frémont, Rep. Exped. Rocky Mts. 315. 1845.
Turner, B. L. 1996. The Comps of Mexico: A systematic account of the family Asteraceae, vol. 6. Tageteae and Athemideae. Phytologia Memoirs 10: i–ii, 1–22, 43–93.
Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps

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