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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 (

TaxonCrassula solieri
Family common name(s)stonecrop; stone-crop; stonecrops; live-forever; live forever; liveforever; hen-and-chickens; hen and chickens; orpine; houseleek; houseleeks
Genus common name(s)crassula; pygmyweed; pygmy-weed; pygmy weed; pygmy-stonecrop; pygmy stonecrop; pigmy-weed; pigmy weed; pigmyweed; pigmy-stonecrop; pigmy stonecrop
Species common name(s)Solier's pygmyweed; Solier's vernal pool water pigmy-weed; Solier pygmyweed; Solier vernal pool water pigmy-weed; smooth-seed pygmyweed; smoothseed pygmyweed; little pygmy-weed; little pygmy weed; little pygmyweed
NotesSolier is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Solieri's is an error
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