Common names

white yellow blue brown red

Agave family
* Chlorogalum genus
* Hesperoyucca genus
Alfalfa
Alkali mallow
Amaranth family
* Goosefoot genus
* Salsola genus
Annual fireweed
Arroyo lupine
Arroyo Willow
Ash genus
* Flowering Ash/Foothill Ash/California Ash
Asphodel
Asphodel family
* Asphodelus genus
Aster tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Baccharis genus
* Erigeron genus
* Euthamia genus
* Hazardia genus
* Heterotheca genus
* Isocoma genus
* Solidago genus
* Symphyotrichum genus
Asters, sunflowers family
* Mayweed tribe
* Aster tribe
* Chicory tribe
* Coreopsis tribe
* Thistle tribe
* Sneezeweed tribe
* Ragweed tribe
* Wooly Sunflower tribe
* Sunflower tribe
* Tarplant tribe
* Everlasting tribe
* Senecio tribe
* Achillea genus
* Artemisia genus
* Cotula genus
* Matricaria genus
* Baccharis genus
* Erigeron genus
* Euthamia genus
* Hazardia genus
* Heterotheca genus
* Isocoma genus
* Solidago genus
* Symphyotrichum genus
* False Dandelion/Mountain Dandelion genus
* Hieracium genus
* Hypochaeris genus
* Malacothrix genus
* Microseris genus
* Picris genus
* Rafinesquia genus
* Sonchus genus
* Stephanomeria genus
* Taraxacum genus
* Lettuce genus
* Bidens genus
* Carduus genus
* Centaurea genus
* Cirsium genus
* Silybum genus
* Chaenactis genus
* Ambrosia genus
* Cocklebur genus
* Eriophyllum genus
* snakeroot genus
* Brickellia genus
* Encelia genus
* Venegasia genus
* Centromadia genus
* Deinandra genus
* Hemizonia genus
* Madia genus
* Pseudognaphalium genus
* Acourtia genus
* Delairea genus
Baby blue eyes
Baby’s breath Aster
Basket Bush
Beach Evening Primrose
Beach-bur
Beardtongues genus
* Grinnelli’s Penstemon/Grinnelli’s Beardtongue
* Foothill Penstemon/Chaparral Beardtongue
bedstraw genus
* Phlox-leaved bedstraw
* Narrow-leaved bedstraw
* Common bedstraw
* San Miguel bedstraw
* Climbing bedstraw
Beggar’s ticks
Bellflower family
* Lobelia genus
Bermuda Buttercup
Bicolored everlasting
Big deervetch
Big-leaved maple
Bigelow’s Monkeyflower
Bigpod Ceanothus
Bindweed
Birdsfoot Trefoil
Bittercress
Black mustard
Black sage
Bladderpod
Bleeding Heart family
* Ehrendorferia genus
Blue Bush
Blue dicks
Blue Elderberry
Blue eyed grass
Blue gum
Blue witch
Blue-eyed Mary genus
* White blue-eyed Mary
* Chinese Houses
Blunt leaved lupine
Borage family
* Amsinckia genus
* Cryptantha genus
bramble genus
* California blackberry
Brass Buttons
Brewer’s Red-maids
Broad-leaved Milkweed
Brodiaea family
* Bloomeria genus
* Dichelostemma genus
Broomrape family
* Indian Paintbrushes genus
Buck-brush
Buckthorn family
* California lilacs genus
* Buckthorn genus
Buckthorn genus
* Coffee Berry/California Buckthorn
* Holly-leaved Redberry
Buckwheat family
* spineflower genus
* Eriogonum genus
* Smartweed genus
* Knotweed genus
* Rumex genus
Buckwheat
Bull mallow
Bull thistle
Bush poppy
Bush sunflower
Buttercup genus
* California Buttercup
Buttercup family
* Clematis genus
* Larkspur genus
* Buttercup genus
* Meadow-rue genus
Butterfly Mariposa lily
California Ash
California bay laurel
California Bee Plant
California blackberry
California bluebells
California Brickellbush
California Buckthorn
California Buttercup
California Chickory
California croton
California Dandelion
California Dodder
California false bindweed
California Figwort
California Golden Violet
California goldenrod
California Goosefoot
California honeysuckle
California lilacs genus
* Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
* Buck-brush
* Bigpod Ceanothus
* Greenbark
* Blue Bush
California Morning Glory
California pearly everlasting
California Peony
California Plumeseed
California poppy
California saltbush
California Saxifrage
California suncup
California Sweet Cicely
California Tea
California thistle
California vervain
California wild rose
California-fuchsia
Canyon Lupine
Canyon sunflower
Cape Ivy
Cardinal larkspur
Castor bean
Caterpillar phacelia
Chalk dudleya
Chalk lettuce
Chamise
Chaparral Beardtongue
Chaparral Broom
Chaparral currant
Chaparral honeysuckle
Chaparral lotus
Chaparral mallow
Chaparral yucca
Chaparral-pea
Checkerbloom
Chia
Chick lupine
Chickweed
Chicory tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* False Dandelion/Mountain Dandelion genus
* Hieracium genus
* Hypochaeris genus
* Lettuce genus
* Malacothrix genus
* Microseris genus
* Picris genus
* Rafinesquia genus
* Sonchus genus
* Stephanomeria genus
* Taraxacum genus
Chicory-leaved wire-lettuce
Chinese Caps
Chinese Houses
Clarkia genus
* Punchbowl godetia
* Winecup
* Four-spot
* Elegant Clarkia
Clematis genus
* Wild clematis/pipestems/Virgin’s bower
* Creek Clematis/Western Virgin’s bower
Cleomaceae family
* Cleome genus
Cliff-aster
Climbing bedstraw
Climbing snapdragon
clover genus
* Tomcat clover
* Red Clover/Pink Clover
Clustered tarweed
Coast Indian Paintbrush
Coast live oak
Coast Sanicle
Coast sunflower
Coast tarweed
Coastal false bindweed
Coastal goldenbush
Coastal Sagebush
Cocklebur genus
* Spiny Clotbur
* Cocklebur
Cocklebur
Coffee Berry
Collarless California poppy
Common bedstraw
Common Chaenactis
Common fiddleneck
Common goldenstar
Common Lomatium
Common Madia
Common manroot
Common monkeyflower
Common pacific pea
Common phacelia
Common ragweed
Common yarrow
Coreopsis tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Bidens genus
Coulter’s snapdragon
Coyote Bush
Cream-flowered Eardrops
Creek Clematis
Creek Dogwood
Curly dock
Cut-leaved geranium
Dandelion
Datisca family
* Datisca genus
Death Camus genus
* Star Lily
Deerweed
Dense false giliflower
Dense-flowered Rein Orchid
dodder genus
* California Dodder
Dogbane family
* Milkweed genus
* Vinca genus
Dogwood family
* Dogwood genus
Dogwood genus
* Creek Dogwood
Dove weed
Dunn’s lobelia
Durango Root
Eastwood manzanita
Elder genus
* Blue Elderberry
Elder family
* Elder genus
Elegant Clarkia
English Plantain
European Olive
Evening Primrose family
* Suncup genus
* Clarkia genus
* willowherb genus
* Gaura genus
* Evening Primrose genus
Evening Primrose
Evening Primrose genus
* Evening Primrose
Everlasting tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Pseudognaphalium genus
False Babystars
False Dandelion genus
* California Dandelion/Large flowered agoseris
False giliflower genus
* Dense false giliflower
False-Hellebore family
* Death Camus genus
Fendler’s Meadow-rue
Fennel
Fiddle dock
Field mustard
Fiesta flower
Figwort family
* Figworts genus
* Mullein genus
Figworts genus
* California Figwort/California Bee Plant
Fire poppy
Flax-leaved Horseweed
Flowering Ash
Foothill Ash
Foothill dudleya
Foothill Penstemon
Four O’Clock family
* Abronia genus
* Mirabilis genus
Four-spot
Fourwing saltbush
Fragrant everlasting
Fragrant Pitcher Sage
Fritillary genus
* Ojai fritillary
Fuchsia-flowered goosebery
Geraniums family
* Geranium genus
* storksbill genus
German Ivy
Giant Vetch
Globe gilia
Golden chia
Golden Eardrops
Golden yarrow
Gooseberry family
* Gooseberry genus
Gooseberry genus
* Hillside goosebery
* Chaparral currant
* Sierra gooseberry
* Fuchsia-flowered goosebery
Goosefoot genus
* Soap Plant/California Goosefoot
* Nettle-leaved goosefoot
Gourd (cucumber) family
* Marah genus
Grassland tarweed
Gravel Popcornflower
Great berry manzanita
Greenbark
Grinnelli’s Beardtongue
Grinnelli’s Penstemon
Gumweed Tarweed
Hairy Cat’s ear
Hairy Sand Spurrey
Hairy suncup
Hairy Vetch
Hareweed
Hawkweed
Heartleaved Penstemon
Heath family
* Madrone genus
* Manzanita genus
* Comarostaphylis genus
Hedge Mustard
Hedge parsley
Hillside goosebery
Hoary-leaved Ceanothus
Hog Fennel
Holly-leaved cherry
Holly-leaved Redberry
Honeysuckle family
* honeysuckle genus
honeysuckle genus
* Pink honeysuckle/California honeysuckle
* Chaparral honeysuckle/Santa Barbara Honeysuckle
Horehound
Horseweed
Hottentot Fig
Humboldt’s lily
Hummingbird Trumpet
Hummingbirdsage
Ice Plant genus
* Sea Fig
* Hottentot Fig
Ice Plant family
* Malephora genus
* Ice Plant genus
Idaho Bittercress
Imbricate Phacelia
Indian Paintbrushes genus
* Coast Indian Paintbrush
* Shortstyle Indian paintbrush
* Owl’s clover
* Woolly Indian Paintbrush/Texas Indian Paintbrush
Indian Pink
Iris family
* Sisyrinchium genus
Johnny jump-up
Knotweed genus
Large flowered agoseris
Large flowered phacelia
Large-flowered lotus
Larkspur genus
* Cardinal larkspur/scarlet larkspur
* Pale larkspur
* Purple larkspur
* Spreading larkspur
Late blooming Mariposa lily
Laurel sumac
Laurels family
* Umbellularia genus
Leafy fleabane
Leather root
Legume family
* Acmispon genus
* Astragalus genus
* Hoita genus
* Hosackia genus
* Pea genus
* Trefoil genus
* Lupines genus
* Medicago genus
* sweet clover genus
* Pickeringia genus
* Rupertia genus
* Spartium genus
* clover genus
* Vetch genus
Lemonade Berry
Lettuce genus
* Prickly Lettuce
Lily family
* Mariposa lily genus
* Fritillary genus
* Lily genus
Lily genus
* Humboldt’s lily
Linda tarde
Live-for-evers family
* Dudleya genus
Lizard’s tail
Lizard’s tail family
* Anemopsis genus
Locoweed
London Rocket
Long-beaked storksbill
Lopseed family
* Monkeyflower genus
Lupines genus
* Miniature lupine
* Silver lupine
* Stinging lupine
* Canyon Lupine
* Chick lupine
* Sky lupine
* Miniscule lupine
* Arroyo lupine
* Blunt leaved lupine/truncate leaf lupine
Madder family
* bedstraw genus
Madrone genus
* Pacific Madrone
Mallows family
* Malacothamnus genus
* Malva genus
* Malvella genus
* Sidalcea genus
Maltese star thistle
Manzanita genus
* Eastwood manzanita
* Great berry manzanita
maple genus
* Big-leaved maple
Mariposa lily genus
* White fairy lantern/White globe lily
* Late blooming Mariposa lily/Weed’s Mariposa lily
* Yellow Mariposa Lily
* Butterfly Mariposa lily
Mayweed tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Achillea genus
* Artemisia genus
* Cotula genus
* Matricaria genus
Meadow-rue
Meadow-rue genus
* Fendler’s Meadow-rue/Meadow-rue
Menzies’ goldenbush
Michael’s Rein Orchid
Milfoil
Milk maids
Milk thistle
Milkvetch
Milkweed genus
* Broad-leaved Milkweed
* Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Miner’s lettuce
Miniature lupine
Miniscule lupine
mint genus
* Spearmint
Mint family
* Lepechinia genus
* Marrubium genus
* mint genus
* Monardella genus
* Sage genus
* Stachys genus
* Trichostema genus
Mission Star
Monkeyflower genus
* Sticky monkeyflower/orange bush monkeyflower
* Bigelow’s Monkeyflower
* Scarlet monkeyflower
* Common monkeyflower
Morning glory family
* Calystegia genus
* Convolvulus genus
* dodder genus
Mountain Dandelion genus
* California Dandelion/Large flowered agoseris
Mountain Mahogany
Mugwort
Mulefat
Mullein genus
* Wand Mullein/Twiggy Mullein
Mustang Mint
Mustard family
* Brassica genus
* Cakile genus
* Capsella genus
* Cardamine genus
* Lepidium genus
* Lobularia genus
* Nasturtium genus
* Raphanus genus
* Sisymbrium genus
Mustard Evening Primrose
Myrtles family
* Eucalyptus genus
Narrow-leaved bedstraw
Narrow-leaved Milkweed
Nasturtium
Nasturtium family
* Tropaeolum genus
Nettle genus
* Stinging Nettle
Nettle family
* Nettle genus
Nettle-leaved goosefoot
Nightshade family
* Datura genus
* Tobacco genus
* Nightshade genus
Nightshade genus
* White nightshade
* Blue witch
* Purple nightshade
Oak genus
* Coast live oak
Oak family
* Oak genus
Oceanspray
Ojai fritillary
Old man’s beard
Olive genus
* European Olive
Olive family
* Ash genus
* Olive genus
Orange bush monkeyflower
Orchid family
* rein orchid genus
Owl’s clover
Oxalis family
* Oxalis genus
Pacific false bindweed
Pacific Madrone
Pale larkspur
Panicled Willow herb
Parsley family
* Conium genus
* Daucus genus
* Foeniculum genus
* Lomatium genus
* Sweet Cicely genus
* Sanicula genus
* Tauschia genus
* Torilis genus
Pea genus
* Common pacific pea
Peak rockrose
Peony family
* Paeonia genus
Pepperweed
Pepperwort
Periwinkle
Phacelia genus
* California bluebells
* Caterpillar phacelia
* Common phacelia
* Large flowered phacelia
* Imbricate Phacelia/Rock Phacelia
* Rambling Phacelia
* White phacelia
Phlox family
* False giliflower genus
* Gilia genus
* Leptodactylon genus
* Leptosiphon genus
Phlox-leaved bedstraw
Pineapple weed
Pink Clover
Pink honeysuckle
Pink rockrose
Pinks family
* Silene genus
* Spergularia genus
* Stellaria genus
Pipestems
Pitcher Sage
Plantain family
* Snapdragon genus
* Blue-eyed Mary genus
* Keckiella genus
* Beardtongues genus
* Plantain genus
* Speedwell genus
Plantain genus
* English Plantain
Plum (peach, almond) genus
* Holly-leaved cherry
Plummer’s Baccharis
Poison hemlock
Poison oak
Popcornflower
Poppy family
* Dendromecon genus
* Eschscholzia genus
* Papaver genus
Prickly Lettuce
Prickly ox-tongue
Prickly Phlox
Prickly Sow-Thistle
Primrose family
* Anagallis genus
* Dodecatheon genus
Punchbowl godetia
Purple larkspur
Purple nightshade
Purple sage
Purslane family
* Red-maids genus
* Claytonia genus
Ragweed tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Ambrosia genus
* Cocklebur genus
Rambling Phacelia
Red Clover
Red sand verbena
Red-maids genus
* Brewer’s Red-maids
* Red-maids
Red-maids
Red-stemmed storksbill
rein orchid genus
* Dense-flowered Rein Orchid
* Michael’s Rein Orchid
Rock lettuce
Rock Phacelia
Rock rose family
* Cistus genus
* Helianthemum genus
Rockspiraea
rose genus
* California wild rose
Rose family
* Adenostoma genus
* Cercocarpus genus
* Heteromeles genus
* Holodiscus genus
* Horkelia genus
* Potentilla genus
* Plum (peach, almond) genus
* rose genus
* bramble genus
Rose snapdragon
Russian Thistle
Sacapelote
Sacred Datura
Sage genus
* White sage
* Chia/golden chia
* Purple sage
* Black sage
* Hummingbirdsage
Salt-marsh Aster
San Francisco Woodland Star
San Luis Blazing Star
San Miguel bedstraw
Santa Barbara Honeysuckle
Sawtooth goldenbush
Saxifrage family
* Woodland Star genus
* Micranthes genus
Scarlet larkspur
Scarlet monkeyflower
Scarlet Pimpernel
Sea Fig
Sea rocket
Seacliff Buckwheat
Seaside daisy
Senecio tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Delairea genus
Shepherd’s purse
Shooting Star
Shortstyle Indian paintbrush
Sierra gooseberry
Silk tassel Bush
Silk Tassels genus
* Silk tassel Bush
Silver bird’s foot trefoil
Silver lupine
Silver Puffs
Skunkbush
Sky lupine
Slender tarweed
Slender thistle
Small leaved Cream Bush
Smartweed genus
* Water knotweed/water smartweed
Smooth Cat’s ear
snakeroot genus
* Sticky snakeroot
Snapdragon genus
* Coulter’s snapdragon
* Climbing snapdragon
* Sticky snapdragon/withered snapdragon/rose snapdragon
Sneezeweed tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Chaenactis genus
Snowbells family
* Styrax genus
Snowdrop bush
Soap Plant
soapberry family
* maple genus
Sourgrass
Southern Brass Buttons
Southern Hawkweed
Southern tarplant
Southern tauscia
Spanish broom
Spanish clover
Spanish Lotus
Spear thistle
Spearmint
Speedwell genus
* Water Speedwell
spineflower genus
* Turkish Rugging
Spiny Clotbur
Spotted hideseed
Spreading larkspur
Spurge family
* Atriplex genus
* Croton genus
* Euphorbia genus
* Ricinus genus
Star Lily
Stick-Leaf
Sticky Madia
Sticky monkeyflower
Sticky Potentilla
Sticky snakeroot
Sticky snapdragon
Stinging lupine
Stinging Nettle
storksbill genus
* Long-beaked storksbill
* Red-stemmed storksbill
Sugar bush
Sugar sumac
Sumac family
* Malosma genus
* sumac genus
* Toxicodendron genus
sumac genus
* Lemonade Berry
* Sugar sumac/Sugar bush
* Skunkbush/Basket Bush
Summer Holly
Suncup genus
* California suncup/Mustard Evening Primrose
* Beach Evening Primrose
* Hairy suncup
Sunflower tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Encelia genus
* Venegasia genus
Sweet Alison
Sweet Alyssum
Sweet Cicely genus
* California Sweet Cicely
sweet clover genus
* White sweet clover
* Yellow sweet clover
Tarplant tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Centromadia genus
* Deinandra genus
* Hemizonia genus
* Madia genus
Telegraph weed
Texas Indian Paintbrush
Thistle tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Carduus genus
* Centaurea genus
* Cirsium genus
* Silybum genus
Tobacco genus
* Tree tobacco
Tocalote
Tomcat clover
Toothwart
Toyon
Tree Spurge
Tree tobacco
Trefoil genus
* Birdsfoot Trefoil
Truncate leaf lupine
Tumbleweed
Turkey Mullein
Turkish Rugging
Turnip
Turpentine Weed
Twiggy Mullein
Twocolor cudweed
Variable Linanthus
Venus thistle
Verbena family
* Verbena genus
Vetch genus
* Giant Vetch
* Hairy Vetch
Vinegar Weed
Violet family
* Violet genus
Violet genus
* Johnny jump-up/California Golden Violet
Virgin’s bower
Virginia Peppergrass
Wand Chicory
Wand Mullein
Water knotweed
Water smartweed
Water Speedwell
Watercress
waterleaf family
* Emmenanthe genus
* Yerba Santa genus
* Eucrypta genus
* Nemophila genus
* Phacelia genus
* Pholistoma genus
Waxy leaved soap lily
Wedge-leaved horkelia
Weed’s Mariposa lily
Western Goldenrod
Western Goldentop
Western Morning Glory
Western ragweed
Western verbena
Western Virgin’s bower
Whispering Bells
White blue-eyed Mary
White Eardrops
White everlasting
White fairy lantern
White globe lily
White hedge nettle
White nightshade
White phacelia
White sage
White sweet clover
White wood mint
Wild carrot
Wild clematis
Wild Hyacinth
Wild radish
Willow family
* Salix genus
willowherb genus
* Panicled Willow herb/Annual fireweed
* California-fuchsia/Hummingbird Trumpet
Windmill Pink
Winecup
Wishbone bush
Withered snapdragon
Woodbalm
Woodland Star
Woodland Star genus
* Woodland Star/San Francisco Woodland Star
* Mission Star
Woodmint
Woolly bluecurls
Woolly Indian Paintbrush
Woolly Morning Glory
Woolly yerba santa
Woolly-fruited Lomatium
Wooly Sunflower tribe of Asters, sunflowers family
* Eriophyllum genus
Yellow Mariposa Lily
Yellow Pincushion
Yellow Sorrel
Yellow star thistle
Yellow sweet clover
Yerba mansa
Yerba Santa genus
* Woolly yerba santa
* Yerba Santa
Yerba Santa

One Response to “Common names”

  1. Snow Nymph Says:

    Thanks for the names/pix! I just moved to the area and was seeing some flowers that I don’t see in the Sierra or Death Valley. So this site was really helpful!

    Thanks!
    Cori

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