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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 ornata
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)ornate dalea; handsome prairie clover; handsome prairie-clover; western prairie-clover; western prairie clover; western prairieclover; Blue Mountain prairie-clover; Blue Mountain prairie clover; Blue Mountain prairieclover
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxashowy prairieclover is applied to multiple Dalea taxa; pussyfoot, thimble-weed, thimble weed, thimbleweed are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPetalostemon ornatus Hook.
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