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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).





TaxonMelica harfordii
groupMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)melica; melica-grass; melica grass; melic; melic-grass; melic grass; melicgrass
Species common name(s)Harford's melica; Harford's melic; Harford's melic-grass; Harford's melic grass; Harford's melicgrass; Harford's onion-grass; Harford's onion grass; Harford's oniongrass; Harford melica; Harford melic; Harford melic-grass; Harford melic grass; Harford melicgrass; Harford onion-grass; Harford onion grass; Harford oniongrass
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawoodland melica, woodland melic are applied to multiple Melica taxa; honey-grass, honey grass, honeygrass are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa; oniongrass, onion-grass, onion grass are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesHarford is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Harfords is an error
 
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