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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 (

TaxonAphanes occidentalis
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)aphanes; parsley-piert; parsley piert
Species common name(s)western aphanes; western parsley-piert; western parsley piert; western lady's-mantle; western lady's mantle; western ladies mantle; western dew-cup; western dew cup; western dewcup; western dew cups
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafield parsely-piert, field parsely piert are more commonly applied to Aphanes arvensis
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