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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 (

TaxonLogfia depressa
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)logfia
Species common name(s)dwarf cottonrose; dwarf cotton-rose; dwarf cotton rose; dwarf filago; dwarf herba impia; spreading cottonrose; little fluffweed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaherba impia, cottonrose, cotton-rose, cotton rose, filzkraut are applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; cottonweed, cotton-weed, cotton weed, fluffweed, fluff-weed, fluff weed are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcFilago depressa A. Gray
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