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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).





TaxonSanicula crassicaulis
groupEudicots
FamilyApiaceae
Family common name(s)umbel; umbelwort; umbelworts; carrot; parsley; biscuitroot
Genus common name(s)sanicula; sanicle; black-snakeroot; blacksnakeroot
Species common name(s)Pacific sanicula; Pacific sanicle; Pacific black-snakeroot; Pacific blacksnakeroot; Pacific black snakeroot; Pacific snakeroot; gamble weed; gamble-weed; gambleweed; gambel-weed; gambel weed; gambelweed
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasnake-root sanicle, snakeroot sanicle, snake root sanicle, western sanicle are applied to multiple Sanicula taxa; western snakeroot, western snake-root, western snake root, black snakeroot, snakeroot, snake-root, snake root are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesPacific is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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