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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 (

TaxonCarlquistia muirii
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)carlquistia
Species common name(s)Muir's carlquistia; Muir's tarplant; Muir's raillardiopsis; Muir's raillardella; Muir carlquistia; Muir tarplant; Muir raillardiopsis; Muir raillardella
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatarplant, tar-plant, tar plant, tarweed, tar-weed, tar weed are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesMuir is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Muirs is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcRaillardiopsis muirii (A. Gray) Rydb.
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