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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 (

TaxonGarrya flavescens
Family common name(s)silk-tassel; silk tassel; silktassel
Genus common name(s)garrya; silk-tassel; silk tassel; silktassel; silk-tassel bush; silk tassel bush; silktassel bush; silktassel-bush; silk-tassel tree; silk tassel tree; silktassel tree; silk-tassle; silk tassle; silktassle; silk-tassle tree; silk tassle tree; silk-tassle bush; silk tassle bush; silk-tassel; silk tassel; silktassel bush; tassel-bush; tassel bush; tasselbush; tasseltree
Species common name(s)ashy silk-tassel; ashy silk tassel; ashy silktassel; ashy-leaf silk-tassel; ashyleaf silktassel; yellow-leaf silk-tassel; yellow-leaf silk tassel; yellow-leaf silktassel; yellowleaf silktassel; pale silk-tassel; pale silktassel; pale tasselbush; Utah tassel-bush; Utah tassel bush
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaquinine-bush, quinine bush, quininebush quinine-brush, quinine brush, quininebrush, fringe bush, fringe-bush are applied to taxa in multiple families
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