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Common (vernacular) names applied to California vascular plants

compiled by Elizabeth Painter

up to date as of May 1, 2016

Common names (also referred to as vernacular names) are applied differently at different times and places by different users. This list is compiled from many sources and is intended to be as comprehensive as possible. It is not intended to indicate which common name is correct or preferred. Please send comments about this page to Elizabeth Painter (

TaxonAngelica lucida
Family common name(s)umbel; umbelwort; umbelworts; carrot; parsley; biscuitroot
Genus common name(s)angelica; angellica; Aunt Jerichos; aunt jerichos; Aunt Jericho; aunt jericho
Species common name(s)sea-coast angelica; sea coast angelica; seacoast angelica; sea-beach angelica; sea beach angelica; seabeach angelica; sea-watch angelica; sea watch angelica; seawatch angelica; sea-watch; sea watch; seawatch; shiny angelica
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaseaside angelica, shining angelica, bellyache root are applied to multiple Angelica taxa; wild celery, wild-celery, wild parsley are applied to multiple Apiaceae taxa
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