Plant common name usage is highly dependent on language, geography and culture. Attempts have been made to standardize names and, in some cases, standards references are utilized in certain disciplines and regions. The citations for some of these references may be found by searching the herbarium library for subject "common name". It is still generally true, though, that there are no standards for common names.
The University of Florida Herbarium Collections Catalog is based on scientific name identifications of collectors and researchers. This common name search page is designed to help facilitate finding possible scientific names for common names.