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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 (

TaxonPyrrocoma hirta var. lanulosa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)pyrrocoma
Species common name(s)tacky goldenweed; hairy pyrrocoma; hairy goldenweed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagoldenweed, golden-weed, golden weed are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; sticky pyrrocoma, sticky goldenweed, sticky golden-weed are applied to multiple Pyrrocoma taxa
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