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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonCarex amplifolia
groupMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family common name(s)sedge; sedges; bulrush
Genus common name(s)carex; sedge; sedge-grass; sedge grass; sedgegrass; shere-grass; shere grass
Species common name(s)ample-leaved sedge; ample leaved sedge; ample-leafed sedge; ample-leaf sedge; big-leaved sedge; big leaved sedge; big-leafed sedge; big-leaf sedge; big leaf sedge; bigleaf sedge
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawide-leaved sedge, wideleaved sedge are applied to multiple Carex taxa; sword-grass, sword grass, sedge grass are applied to taxa in multiple families
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended (pejorative or derogatory): nigger-wool, nigger wool, niggerwool
 
 
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