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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).





TaxonGalium triflorum
groupEudicots
FamilyRubiaceae
Family common name(s)madder; coffee
Genus common name(s)galium; gallio; gallion; gaillet; bedstraw; bed-straw; bed straw; cleavers; cleaver; cleaverwort; cleaver-wort; cleaver wort; cleavewort; clivers
Species common name(s)three-flowered bedstraw; three-flower bedstraw; 3-flowered bedstraw; sweet-scented forest bedstraw; sweet-scent bedstraw; lady's-bouquet; lady's bouquet
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasweet-scented bedstraw, sweet scented bedstraw, sweetscented bedstraw, sweet bedstraw, fragrant bedstraw, fragrant bed-straw are applied to multiple Galium taxa; beggar's-lice, beggar's lice, beggars lice, beggars-lice, beggar-lice, beggar lice, beggarlice, trailing cockspur, waldmeister are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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