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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 (

TaxonHorkelia daucifolia var. daucifolia
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)horkelia
Species common name(s)carrot-leaved horkelia; carrot-leafed horkelia; carrot leafed horkelia; carrot-leaf horkelia; carrotleaf horkelia; carrot-leaf oceanspray; yellow honey-dew
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaoceanspray, ocean-spray, ocean spray are applied to multiple Rosaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. daucifolia
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