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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).





TaxonJuncus torreyi
groupMonocots
FamilyJuncaceae
Family common name(s)rush; rushes
Genus common name(s)juncus; rush
Species common name(s)Torrey's rush; Torrey rush
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabog-rush, bog rush, bogrush, sourgrass, sour-grass, sour grass, wire grass, wire-grass, wiregrass, rush grass, rush-grass, rushgrass are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesTorrey is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Torreys is an error
 
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