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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 (

TaxonLasthenia fremontii
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)lasthenia; goldfields; gold-fields; gold fields; goldfield; goldenfields; golden fields
Species common name(s)Frémont's goldfields; Frémont's gold-fields; Frémont's gold fields; Frémont's goldfield; Frémont's baeria; Fremont's goldfields; Fremont's gold-fields; Fremont's gold fields; Fremont's goldfield; Fremont's baeria; Frémont goldfields; Frémont gold-fields; Frémont gold fields; Frémont goldfield; Frémont baeria; Fremont goldfields; Fremont gold-fields; Fremont gold fields; Fremont goldfield; Fremont baeria
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon goldfields, common gold-fields, common gold fields, vernal pool lasthenia, vernal pool goldfields are applied to multiple Lasthenia taxa; fly flower is applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesFrémont, Fremont are proper names, so upper case preferable; Frémonts, Fremonts, Fremon's are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcBaeria fremontii (Torr. ex A. Gray) A. Gray
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