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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 (

TaxonLagophylla ramosissima
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)lagophylla; hareleaf; hare-leaf; hare leaf; rabbitleaf; rabbit-leaf; rabbit leaf
Species common name(s)branched lagophylla; branched hare-leaf; branched hare leaf; branched hareleaf; branching hareleaf; common hareleaf; common rabbitleaf; slender hare-leaf; slender hareleaf; slender rabbit-leaf; slender rabbit leaf; slender rabbitleaf
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsclustered hareleaf [subsp. congesta]
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. congesta (Greene) D.D. Keck; subsp. ramosissima; Lagophylla congesta Greene
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