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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 (

TaxonErodium texanum
Family common name(s)geranium; geraniums; crane's-bill; crane's bill
Genus common name(s)filaree; fileree; filerie; filarel; filaria; alfilaree; alfilaria; alfileria; alfiliria; alfilerilla; alfillarilla; alfilarilla; alfillaria; alfilleria; storkbill filaree; stork's-bill; stork's bill; storks' bill; storksbill; storkbill; heron's-bill; heron's bill; herons-bill; heron-bill; heron bill; heronbill; pin-clover; pin clover; pinclover
Species common name(s)Texas filaree; Texas stork's-bill; Texas stork's bill; Texas storksbill; Texas heron's-bill; Texas heron's bill; Texas heronbill; desert filaree; desert heron's-bill; desert heron's bill; large-flowered stork's-bill; large-flowered stork's bill; large flowered stork's bill; large-flower stork's-bill; large-flower stork's bill; large-flower storksbill; largeflower stork's bill; false filaree
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon filaree, desert stork's-bill, desert storksbill, large-flowered filaree are applied to multiple Erodium taxa; cranesbill, crane's-bill, crane's bill, cranebill are more commonly applied to Geranium; Texas crane's-bill is applied to multiple Geraniaceae taxa; pin-weed, pin weed, pinweed, pin-grass, pin grass, pingrass, clocks are applied to taxa in multiple families
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