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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 (

TaxonDrymocallis glandulosa var. glandulosa
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)drymocallis; wood-beauty; wood beauty; woodbeauty
Species common name(s)sticky potentilla; sticky cinquefoil; glandular potentilla; glandular five-finger; glandular five finger; glandular fivefinger; many-glands cinquefoil; manyglands cinquefoil; gland potentilla; gland cinquefoil; gland cinque-foil; gland cinque foil; Spanish gland cinquefoil; upright petal cinquefoil
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon cinquefoil, glandular cinquefoil, giant cinquefoil are applied to multiple Potentilla taxa; five-finger, five finger, fivefinger, five-fingers, five fingers, prince's feather, prince's-feather are applied taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPotentilla glandulosa Lindl. subsp. glandulosa
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