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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 (

TaxonLeptosyne stillmanii
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)leptosyne
Species common name(s)Stillman's coreopsis; Stillman's tickseed; Stillman coreopsis; Stillman tickseed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatickseed sunflower is applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; butter-daisy, butter daisy, tickweed, tickseed, tick-seed, tick seed are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesStillman is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Stillman is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcCoreopsis stillmanii (A. Gray) S.F. Blake
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