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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).





TaxonRanunculus occidentalis var. occidentalis
groupEudicots
FamilyRanunculaceae
Family common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; crowfoot; crowfoots; larkspur; delphinium; ranunc
Genus common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; buttercups; goldcups; gold-cups; gilt-cups
Species common name(s)western buttercup; western butter-cup; western butter cup; western field buttercup
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafield buttercup is applied to multiple Ranunculus taxa; crowfoot, crow-foot, crow foot, crow's foot, crowsfoot, gowan, gowans, yellow gowan, yellow-gowan, yellow gowans, butter-flower, butter flower, butter-rose, butter rose, goldcup are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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