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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 (

TaxonEricameria teretifolia
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)ericameria; heath-goldenrod; heath goldenrod; heathgoldenrod
Species common name(s)terete-leaved rabbitbrush; terete-leaved rabbit-brush; terete-leaved rubberbrush; needle-leaved rabbitbrush; needle leaved rabbitbrush; needle-leaved rabbit-brush; needleleaved rabbitbrush; needle-leaf rabbitbrush; needleleaf rabbitbrush; needleleaf rubber-rabbitbrush; needleleaf rubber rabbitbrush; round-leaved rabbitbrush; round-leaf rabbitbrush; round leaf rabbitbrush; roundleaf rabbitbrush; round-leaf rabbit-brush
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagreen rabbitbrush, green rabbit-brush, green rabbit brush, goldenweed, golden-weed, golden weed, goldenbush, golden-bush, goldenbush, rabbit-sage, rabbit sage, rabbitsage, yellowbrush, yellow-brush, yellow brush are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcChrysothamnus teretifolius (Durand & Hilg.) H.M. Hall
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