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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 (

TaxonCrepis modocensis subsp. subacaulis
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)crepis; hawksbeard; hawks-beard; hawks beard; hawk's-beard; hawk's beard
Species common name(s)Modoc crepis; Modoc hawksbeard; Modoc hawk's-beard; Siskiyou hawk's-beard; Siskiyou hawk's beard
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxalow hawksbeard, Siskiyou hawksbeard are applied to multiple Crepis taxa
NotesModoc, Siskiyou are proper names, so upper case preferable
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