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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 (

TaxonCyclospermum leptophyllum
Family common name(s)umbel; umbelwort; umbelworts; carrot; parsley; biscuitroot
Genus common name(s)cyclospermum; circle-seed
Species common name(s)slim-lobe celery; slim lobe celery; slimlobe celery; fir-leaved celery; fineleaf celery; fine-leaved celery
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaslender celery, marsh-parsley, marsh parsley, wild celery, wild-celery, wild parsley are applied to multiple Apiaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcApium leptophyllum (Pers.) Benth.
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