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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 (

TaxonBaileya pauciradiata
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)baileya; desert-marigold; desert marigold; desertmarigold
Species common name(s)Colorado Desert marigold; Colorado-Desert marigold; lax-flower; lax flower; laxflower; laxflower baileya; lax-flower baileya; lax flower baileya
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaannual baileya is applied to multiple Baileya taxa
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