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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 (

TaxonCollomia diversifolia
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)collomia; mountain-trumpets; mountain trumpets
Species common name(s)serpentine collomia; serpentine mountain-trumpet; serpentine mountain trumpet; serpentine mountaintrumpet
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain-trumpet, mountain trumpet, mountaintrumpet, trumpet, horse weed, horse-weed, horseweed are applied to taxa in multiple families
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