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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 (

TaxonCalamagrostis rubescens
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)calamagrostis; reed bentgrass; reed-bentgrass; reed bent-grass; reed bent grass; small reed-grass; small reed grass; small reedgrass; small-reedgrass
Species common name(s)reddish pine-grass; reddish reed grass; reddish pinegrass; pine reed-grass; pine reed grass; pine reedgrass; western pine-grass; western pine grass
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxablue-joint grass, blue joint grass, bluejoint grass, blue-joint, blue joint, bluejoint are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa; pine-grass, pine grass, pinegrass, reedgrass, reed-grass, reed grass are applied are to taxa in multiple families
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