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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 (

TaxonIsocoma acradenia var. eremophila
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)isocoma
Species common name(s)alkali goldenbush; alkalai goldenbush; alkali golden-bush; alkali golden bush; alkali goldenweed; alkali golden-weed; alkali golden weed; golden alkali bush; alkali jimmyweed; alkali jimmy-weed; alkali jimmy weed; desert isocoma; desert goldenbush; pale-leaf goldenbush; pale-leaf golden bush; paleleaf goldenweed; pale-leaf goldenweed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagoldenbush, golden-bush, goldenbush, goldenweed, golden-weed, golden weed, Jimmyweed, Jimmy-weed, Jimmy weed,jimmyweed, jimmy-weed, jimmy weed are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
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