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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 (

TaxonEriophyllum ambiguum var. ambiguum
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)eriophyllum; woolly-sunflower; woolly sunflower; woollysunflower; wooly-sunflower; wooly sunflower; woolysunflower; woolly-daisy; woolly daisy; wooly-daisy; wooly daisy
Species common name(s)beautiful woolly-sunflower; beautiful woolly sunflower; beautiful woollysunflower; beautiful wooly-sunflower; beautiful wooly sunflower; beautiful woollysunflower; ambiguous woolly daisy; annual woolly-sunflower; annual woolly sunflower; yellow-frocks; yellow frocks
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