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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 (

TaxonEricameria greenei
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)ericameria; heath-goldenrod; heath goldenrod; heathgoldenrod
Species common name(s)Greene's goldenbush; Greene's goldenweed; Greene's rabbitbrush; Greene's heath-goldenrod; Greene's heathgoldenrod; Greene's heath goldenrod; Greene's macronema; Greene goldenbush; Greene goldenweed; Greene rabbitbrush; Greene heath-goldenrod; Greene heathgoldenrod; Greene heath goldenrod; Greene macronema
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaslender goldenrod, goldenweed, golden-weed, golden weed, goldenbush, golden-bush, goldenbush, yellowbrush, yellow-brush, yellow brush are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
NotesGreene is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Greenes, Green, Greens, Green's are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcHaplopappus greenei A. Gray; Chrysothamnus greenei (A. Gray) E. Greene
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