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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 (

TaxonErigeron aliceae
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)erigeron; daisy-fleabane; daisy fleabane; daisyfleabane; fleabane-daisy; fleabane daisy; flea-bane daisy; fleabanedaisy; fleabane-aster; fleabane aster; midsummer-aster; midsummer aster
Species common name(s)Alice Eastwood's daisy; Alice Eastwood's fleabane; Alice Eastwood's fleabane-daisy; Alice Eastwood's fleabane daisy; Eastwood's daisy; Alice's fleabane; Alice Eastwood daisy; Alice Eastwood fleabane; Alice Eastwood fleabane-daisy; Alice Eastwood fleabane daisy; Eastwood daisy; Alice fleabane
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafleabane, flea-bane, flea bane, midsummer daisy, mid-summer daisy, midsummer-daisy are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; flea-wort, fleawort, flea wort are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesEastwood, Alice are proper names, so upper case preferable; Eastwoods, Alices are errors
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