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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).





TaxonMalacothrix floccifera
groupEudicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)malacothrix; desert-dandelion; desertdandelion; desert dandelion; desert dandylion
Species common name(s)woolly malacothrix; wooly malacothrix; woolly desert-dandelion; wooly desert-dandelion; woolly desertdandelion; wooly desertdandelion; woolly desert dandelion; wooly desert dandelion; woolly dandelion; wooly dandelion; floccose dandelion; flocose dandelion
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawhite dandelion is applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
 
 
 
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