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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 (

TaxonCorallorhiza striata
Family common name(s)orchid; orchids; orchis
Genus common name(s)corallorhiza; coral-root; coral root; coralroot; coral-root orchid; coral root orchid; coralroot orchid; crawley-root; crawley root; crawleyroot; crawley; Crawley-root; Crawley
Species common name(s)striated coral-root; striated coralroot; striated coralroot orchid; striped coral-root; striped coral root; striped coralroot; striped coral-root orchid; striped coralroot orchid; hooded coral-root; hooded coral root; hooded coralroot; hooded coralroot orchid; madder-stripes
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsVreeland's coral-root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland's coralroot [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland's striped coral-root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland's striped coral root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland's striped coralroot [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland coral-root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland coralroot [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland striped coral-root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland striped coral root [var. vreelandii]; Vreeland striped coralroot [var. vreelandii]; small western striped coral-root [var. vreelandii]; Bigelow's coral-root [Corallorhiza bigelovii]; Macrae's coral-root [Corallorhiza macraei]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxayellow coral-root, yellow coral root, yellow coralroot are applied to multiple Corallorhiza taxa
NotesMacrae is a proper name, so upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. striata; var. vreelandii (Rydb.) L.O. Williams; Corallorhiza bigelovii S. Watson; Corallorhiza macraei A. Gray
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