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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 (

TaxonAgoseris glauca var. glauca
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)agoseris; mountain-dandelion; mountain dandelion; mountain dandylion; mtn dandelion; goat-chicory; goat chicory
Species common name(s)glaucous agoseris; glaucous false-dandelion; glaucous false dandelion; glaucous mountain-dandelion; glaucous mountain dandelion; prairie agoseris; prairie dandelion; pale agoseris; pale false-dandelion; pale false dandelion; pale dandelion; pale dandylion; pale mountain dandylion; pale goat-chicory; pale goat chicory; blue goat-chicory; blue goat chicory; green goat-chicory; green goat chicory; yellow-flowered false dandelion; short-beaked agoseris; short beaked agoseris; short-beaked false dandelion
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain agoseris is applied to multiple Agoseris taxa; false dandelion, false-dandelion, false mountain dandelion are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
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