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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 (

TaxonWyethia longicaulis
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)wyethia; mule's-ears; mule's ears; mules'-ears; mules' ears; mules-ears; mules ears; mulesears; mule-ears; pe-ik
Species common name(s)Humboldt County wyethia; Humboldt County mule's-ears; Humboldt County mule's ears; Humboldt County mule ears; Humboldt Co wyethia; Humboldt wyethia; Humboldt mule's-ears; Humboldt mule's ears; Humboldt mules-ears; Humboldt mulesears; Humboldt mule-ears
NotesHumboldt is a proper name, so upper case preferable
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