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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 (

TaxonBrickellia frutescens
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)brickellia; Brickellbush; Brickell-bush; Brickell bush; brickellbush; brickell-bush; brickell bush; brickelbush; brickel-bush; brickel bush; bricklebush; prodigiosa
Species common name(s)shrubby brickellia; shrubby brickell-bush; shrubby brickell bush; shrubby brickellbush; rigid brickellbush
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcColeosanthus frutescens (A. Gray) Kuntze
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