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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 (

TaxonApiastrum angustifolium
Family common name(s)umbel; umbelwort; umbelworts; carrot; parsley; biscuitroot
Genus common name(s)apiastrum
Species common name(s)California wild-celery; California wild celery; chaparral wild celery; chaparral wild-celery; California mock-celery; California mock celery; California mock-parsley; California mock parsley; mock-celery; mock celery; mock-parsley; mock parsley
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawild celery, wild-celery, wild parsley, slender celery are applied to multiple Apiaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcApiastrum latifolium Nutt.
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