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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).





TaxonCyperus parishii
groupMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family common name(s)sedge; sedges; bulrush
Genus common name(s)cyperus; cypress-grass; cypress grass; flat-sedge; flat sedge; flatsedge
Species common name(s)Parish's cyperus; Parish's flat-sedge; Parish's flatsedge; Parish's umbrella-sedge; Parish's umbrella sedge; Parish cyperus; Parish flat-sedge; Parish flatsedge; Parish umbrella-sedge; Parish umbrella sedge
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxanut-sedge, nut sedge, nutsedge, umbrella sedge, umbrella-sedge, umbrellasedge are applied to multiple Cyperaceae taxa; umbrella-plant, umbrella plant, umbrellaplant, umbrella-grass, umbrella grass, nut grass, nut-grass, nutgrass, galingale are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesParish is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Parishs is an error
 
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