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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 (

TaxonTrifolium aureum
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)clover; true clover; claver; clower; true trefoil
Species common name(s)golden clover; golden hop-clover; golden hop clover; golden trefoil; gold klee; large yellow hop-clover; palmate hop-clover; palmate hop clover; large trefoil; large hop trefoil
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatrifoil, triphyllon, hop clover, hop-clover, large hop clover, yellow hop-clover, yellow hop clover, yellow clover, large clover hop trefoil are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcTrifolium agrarium L., misapplied
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