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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 (

TaxonHazardia detonsa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)hazardia; Hazardbush; bristleweed
Species common name(s)northern islands hazardia; northern island haplopappus; island Hazardbush; island bristleweed; island goldenbush
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaisland hazardia is applied to multiple Hazardia taxa; goldenbush, golden-bush, goldenbush, yellowbrush, yellow-brush, yellow brush are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
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