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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 graveolens
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)Sierra sanicula; Sierra sanicle; Sierra snakeroot; Sierran sanicle; Sierran black-snakeroot; Sierran black snakeroot; northern sanicle
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawestern sanicle, mountain 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
 
Noteswhen Sierra, Sierran are used as proper names, upper case preferable
 
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