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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).





TaxonHeterotheca oregona var. compacta
groupEudicots
FamilyAsteraceae
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)heterotheca; false goldenaster; false golden-aster; falsegoldenaster
Species common name(s)Oregon golden-aster; Oregon goldenaster; Oregon false-goldenaster; Oregon false goldenaster; rayless Oregon golden-aster; rayless Oregon goldenaster; rayless golden-aster; rayless goldenaster
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatelegraph weed is most commonly applied to Heterotheca grandiflora than the entire genus; goldenaster, golden-aster, golden aster are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; camphor-weed, camphor weed, camphorweed, telegraph plant are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesOregon is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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