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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 cuneata var. sericea
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)horkelia
Species common name(s)wedge-leaved horkelia; wedge leaved horkelia; wedge-leafed horkelia; wedge-leaf horkelia; wedge leaf horkelia; wedgeleaf horkelia; wedge-leaf honeydew; wedge-leaf oceanspray; coast horkelia; Monterey honey-dew
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaoceanspray, ocean-spray, ocean spray are applied to multiple Rosaceae taxa
NotesKellogg is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Kelloggs, Kellog, Kellog's are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. sericea (A. Gray) D.D. Keck
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