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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 (

TaxonDelphinium inopinum
Family common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; crowfoot; crowfoots; larkspur; delphinium; ranunc
Genus common name(s)delphinium; cavalier's spur; espuela del caballero
Species common name(s)unexpected larkspur; Kern River Canyon larkspur; Kern River Cyn larkspur; Kern Canyon larkspur
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawhite larkspur is applied to multiple Delphinium taxa; larkspur, lark-spur, lark spur, lark's-spur, lark's spur, dolphin-flower, dolphin flower are applied to multiple Ranunculaceae taxa; staggerweed, stagger-weed, stagger weed, poison-weed, poison weed, poisonweed are applied to taxa in multiple families
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