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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 (

TaxonStillingia spinulosa
Family common name(s)euphorb; spurge; spurges
Genus common name(s)stillingia; toothleaf; tooth-leaf; tooth leaf; toothleaf; queen's-delight; queen's delight; queen's-root; queen's root; queensroot
Species common name(s)spiny stillingia; spiny sand spurge; annual stillingia; annual toothleaf; broad-leaved stillingia; broad leaved stillingia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasand spurge is applied to multiple Euphorbiaceae taxa
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