Directory       News       Site Map       Home

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 (

TaxonChenopodium atrovirens
Family common name(s)chenopod; chenopode; goosefoot; pigweed; pigweeds
Genus common name(s)chenopodium; chenopod; chenopody; goosefoot; goose-foot; goose foot
Species common name(s)dark-green goosefoot; dark green goosefoot; dark-green lamb's-quarters; dark-green lamb's quarters; dark goosefoot; dark lamb's-quarters; dark lamb's quarters; forest goosefoot
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapinyon goosefoot, mountain goosefoot, narrowleaf goosefoot, narrow-leaf goosefoot, narrow-leaved goosefoot, narrow leaved goosefoot, narrowleaf lambsquarters, narrow-leaved lamb's quarters are applied to multiple Chenopodium taxa; lamb's-quarters, lamb's quarters, lambsquarters, lamb's-quarter, lambsquarter, lambs' quarter, sowbank are applied to multiple Chenopodiaceae taxa; pigweed, pig-weed, pig weed, blite, Mexican-tea, Mexican tea, Spanish-tea, Spanish tea are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcAmaranthaceae
  Copyright © 2017 Regents of the University of California — Updated 02 June 2017