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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).





TaxonLithophragma campanulatum
groupEudicots
FamilySaxifragaceae
Family common name(s)saxifrage; saxifrages
Genus common name(s)lithophragma; prairie-star; prairie star; prairiestar; rockstar
Species common name(s)bell-shaped woodland-star; bell-shaped woodland star; bell-shaped woodlandstar; Siskiyou Mountain woodland-star; Siskiyou Mountain woodland star; large-flowered hill star; largeflowered hill star
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxastarflower, star-flower, star flower, woodland star, woodland-star, woodlandstar, woodland starflower, hill-star, hill star, rock-star, rock star are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesSiskiyou is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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