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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 (

TaxonLeptosyne calliopsidea
Family common name(s)composite; composita; comp; aster; asterwort; asterworts; sunflower; daisy; dandelion
Genus common name(s)leptosyne
Species common name(s)leafy-stemmed coreopsis; leafy stemmed coreopsis; leafy-stemmed tickseed; leafy stemmed tickseed; leafy-stem coreopsis; leafy stem coreopsis; leafystem coreopsis; leafy-stem tickseed; leaf-stem tickseed; leafstem tickseed; leaf stem tickseed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatickseed sunflower is applied to multiple Asteraceae taxa; butter-daisy, butter daisy, tickweed, tickseed, tick-seed, tick seed are applied to taxa in multiple families
Notesleafstem stickseed may be an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcCoreopsis calliopsidea (DC.) A. Gray
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