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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).





TaxonRanunculus arvensis
groupEudicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; crowfoot; crowfoots; larkspur; delphinium; ranunc
Genus common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; buttercups; goldcups; gold-cups; gilt-cups
Species common name(s)corn buttercup; corn butter-cup; corn butter cup; corn crowfoot; corn crow-foot; corn crow foot; heee-weed; starve-acre; starve acre
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafield buttercup, horse-gold, horse gold are applied to multiple Ranunculus taxa; crowfoot, crow-foot, devil's-claw, devil's-claws, devilsclaws, devilsclaw, goldcup, goldweed, gold-weed, gold weed, butter-flower, butter flower, butter-rose, butter rose, gowan, gowans, yellow gowan, yellow-gowan, yellow gowans, hunger-weed, hunger weed, hungerweed, devil's claws are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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