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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 (

TaxonRaphanus sativus
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)radish
Species common name(s)cultivated radish; cultivated raddish; common garden radish; common garden raddish; garden radish; garden raddish; salad radish; common radish; common raddish
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaweedy wild radish, common wild radish, field radish jointed charlock are applied to multiple Raphanus taxa; wild radish, wild-radish, wild raddish, charlock, wild charlock, cadlock, cherlock, charlick, curlock, kerlock, wild turnip, wild-turnip, black mustard are applied to multiple Brassicaceae taxa
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