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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 (

TaxonAcacia cyclops
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)acacia; wattle
Species common name(s)cyclops acacia; western coastal wattle; western coast wattle; rooikrans wattle; rooikrans; red-eyed wattle; red eyed wattle; red-eye wattle; red eye wattle; redeye; red eye; redwreath acacia; rooikrans acacia; rooikrans
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacoastal wattle is applied to multiple Acacia taxa
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