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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 (

TaxonEhrharta erecta
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)ehrharta; ehrharta grass; veldt-grass; veldt grass; veldtgrass; veld-grass; veldgrass; velt-grass; velt grass; veltgrass
Species common name(s)erect ehrharta; erect veldt-grass; erect veldt grass; erect veldtgrass; upright veldt-grass; upright veldt grass; upright veldtgrass; panic veldt-grass; panic veldt grass; panic veldtgrass; panic veld-grass; panic veld grass; panic veldgrass; panic velt-grass; panic velt grass; panic veltgrass; shade ehrharta; Lamarck's ehrharta
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaveld grass is applied to multiple Poaceae taxa
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