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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 (

TaxonHeliomeris multiflora var. nevadensis
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)heliomeris; false-goldeneye; false goldeneye; false golden-eye
Species common name(s)showy goldeneye; showy false-goldeneye; showy false goldeneye; many-flowered goldeneye; many-flowered viguiera; many flowered viguiera
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagolden-eye, goldeneye, golden eye are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcViguiera multiflora (Nutt.) S.F. Blake var. nevadensis (A. Nelson) S.F. Blake
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