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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 (

TaxonDalea mollis
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)dalea; prairie-clover; prairie clover; prairieclover
Species common name(s)hairy indigo-pea; hairy indigo pea; domino dalea
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahairy dalea, hairy prairie-clover, hairy prairie clover, hairy prairieclover, silky dalea, silk dalea, soft dalea are applied to multiple Dalea taxa
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