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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 (

TaxonHarmonia guggolziorum
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)harmonia
Species common name(s)Guggolzes' harmonia; Guggolzes' tarplant; Guggolzes' tarweed; Guggolzes harmonia; Guggolzes tarplant; Guggolzes tarweed
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
Notesnamed for multiple persons, so Guggotzes is preferable; Guggolz is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Guggotz' is an error
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