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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 (

TaxonAllium bisceptrum
Family common name(s)onion; garlic
Genus common name(s)allium; onion; wild onion; garlic; wild garlic; ramps; ramp; leeks; leek; landlauch
Species common name(s)twin-crested onion; twin-crest onion; twin crest onion; twincrest onion; twin-crest wild onion; twin crest wild onion; twincrest wild onion; patis onion; aspen onion; two-stemmed onion
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain onion is applied to multiple Allium taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.; var. bisceptrum
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