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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).





TaxonChorizanthe watsonii
groupEudicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family common name(s)buckwheat; smartweed; knotweed
Genus common name(s)chorizanthe
Species common name(s)Watson's chorizanthe; Watson's spineflower; Watson's spine-flower; Watson's spine flower; Watson's spiny-herb; Watson's turksrug; Watson chorizanthe; Watson spineflower; Watson spine-flower; Watson spine flower; Watson spiny-herb; Watson turksrug; five-tooth spineflower; five tooth spineflower; fivetooth spineflower
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaTurkish rugging, Turkish-rugging, spiny-herb, spiny herb, spinyherb, spineflower, spine-flower, spine flower are applied to multiple Polygonaceae taxa
 
NotesWatson is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Watsons is an error
 
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