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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 (

TaxonReseda luteola
Family common name(s)mignonette; mignonettes
Genus common name(s)reseda; mignonette
Species common name(s)common dyer's-rocket; common dyer's rocket; common dyers'-rocket; common dyers' rocket; common dyers-rocket; common dyers rocket; dyer's mignonette; dyers' mignonette; dyers mignonette; weld; woold
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxadyer's-rocket, dyer's rocket, dyers-rocket, dyers rocket, yellow mignonette, wild mignonette, sweet reseda are applied to multiple Reseda taxa; dyer's-weed, dyer's weed, dyers' weed, dyers weed, bastard-rocket, bastard rocket, yellow weed, yellow-weed, woud, crambling-rocket, crambling rocket are applied to taxa in multiple families
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