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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonMyosurus sessilis
groupEudicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; crowfoot; crowfoots; larkspur; delphinium; ranunc
Genus common name(s)myosurus
Species common name(s)sessile mousetail; sessile mouse-tail; vernal pool mousetail; vernal pool mouse-tail; vernal pool mouse tail; short-stemmed mousetail; short-stemmed mouse-tail; shortstemmed mouse-tail
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatiny mousetail, tiny mouse-tail, tiny mouse tail, tiny mouse's-tail are applied to multiple Myosurus taxa; mousetail, mouse-tail, mouse tail, mousetails are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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