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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 (

TaxonCalycadenia multiglandulosa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)calycadenia; western rosinweed
Species common name(s)sticky calycadenia; sticky western rosinweed
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketshispid calycadenia [Calycadenia hispida]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawhite rosinweed, rosin-weed, rosin weed, rosinweed, sticky rosinweed, sticky rosin-weed are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; tackweed, tack weed are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. bicolor (Greene) D.D. Keck; subsp. cephalotes (DC.) D.D. Keck; Calycadenia hispida (Greene) Greene, including Calycadenia hispida subsp. reducta D.D. Keck
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