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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 (

TaxonLayia glandulosa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)layia; tidytips; tidy-tips; tidy tips
Species common name(s)glandular layia; glandular tidy-tips; glandular tidy tips; white layia; white tidytips; white tidy-tips; white tidy tips; white-daisy tidytips; white daisy tidytips; whitedaisy tidytips; white-daisy tidy-tips; white daisy tidy tips; desert tidy tips; yellow-rayed layia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawhite daisy is applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
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