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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).





TaxonUlex europaeus
groupEudicots
FamilyFabaceae
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)ulex
Species common name(s)common gorse; European gorse; common furze; European furze; common whin; common-whin
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagorse, furze, whin, prickly-broom, prickly broom are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa
 
NotesEuropean is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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