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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).





TaxonLinanthus bigelovii
groupEudicots
FamilyPolemoniaceae
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)linanthus
Species common name(s)Bigelow's linanthus; Bigelow's desert-gold; Bigelow's desert-trumpet; Bigelow's desert trumpet; Bigelow's desert-trumpets; Bigelow's deserttrumpets; Bigelow linanthus; Bigelow desert-gold; Bigelow desert-trumpet; Bigelow desert trumpet; Bigelow desert-trumpets; Bigelow deserttrumpets
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxadesert-gold, desert gold, desertgold, desert trumpet, desert-trumpet, desert trumpets, desert-trumpets, deserttrumpets are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesBigelow is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Bigelows, Bigelov's, Bigelo are errors
 
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