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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 (

TaxonCordylanthus pringlei
Family common name(s)orobanch; broomrape; broom-rape; broom rape; broom-rapes; ground-cone; ground cone; groundcone
Genus common name(s)cordylanthus; bird's-beak; bird's beak; birds-beak; birds beak; birdsbeak; bird-beak; bird beak; birdbeak
Species common name(s)Pringle's bird's-beak; Pringle's bird's beak; Pringle's bird-beak; Pringle's bird beak; Pringle's birdsbeak; Pringle bird's-beak; Pringle bird's beak; Pringle bird-beak; Pringle bird beak; Pringle birdsbeak
NotesPringle is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Pringles is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.
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