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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 (

TaxonLimonium sinuatum
Family common name(s)plumbago; leadwort; leadworts; thrift
Genus common name(s)limonium; sea-lavender; sea lavender; sealavender; marsh-rosemary; marsh rosemary
Species common name(s)sinuate statice; sinuata statice; sinuate sea-lavender; wavy-leaved sea-lavender; wavy-leaf sea-lavender; wavy-leaf sea lavender; wavy leaf sea lavender; wavyleaf sea-lavender; wavyleaf sea lavender; wavyleaf sealavender; waveyleaf sea lavender; notch-leaf sea-lavender; notch-leaf sea lavender; notch leaf sea lavender; notchleaf sea-lavender; notchleaf sea lavender; notchleaf sealavender; notch-leaf marsh-rosemary; notchleaf marsh rosemary; notch-leaf statice; notchleaf statice; apricot statice; English statice
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaseafoam statice, sea-foam statice, sea foam statice, winged limonium, winged sea-lavender, winged sea lavender, perennial sea lavender, perennial sea-lavender, perennial statice are applied to multiple Limonium taxa; statice, German statice, seafoam statice are applied to multiple Plubaginaceae taxa
Notessometimes called American statice although native to Mediterranean, western Asia
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