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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 (

TaxonParentucellia viscosa
Family common name(s)orobanch; broomrape; broom-rape; broom rape; broom-rapes; ground-cone; ground cone; groundcone
Genus common name(s)parentucellia
Species common name(s)sticky parentucellia; sticky bartsia; yellow parentucellia; yellow bartsia; yellow glandweed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaglandweed, tarweed, tar-weed, tar weed, yellow weed, yellow-weed are applied to taxa in multiple families; eyebright is applied to multiple Scrophulariaceae s.l. taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.
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