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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 (

TaxonMentzelia micrantha
Family common name(s)loasa; loasad; loasads; stickleaf; stick-leaf; blazing star
Genus common name(s)mentzelia; stick-leaf; stick leaf; stickleaf
Species common name(s)chaparral blazing-star; chaparral blazing star; tiny-flowered stickleaf; small-flowered stick-leaf; small-flowered stickleaf; small flowered stickleaf; small-flowered stick-leaf; small flowered stick-leaf; small flowered stick leaf; small flowered stick leaf; small-flower stick-leaf; small-flower stickleaf; San Luis blazing-star; San Luis blazing star; San Luis blazingstar; San Luis stick-leaf; San Luis stick leaf; San Luis stickleaf
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasmall-flowered mentzelia is applied to multiple Mentzelia taxa; golden blazing-star, golden blazing star, golden blazing-star are applied to multiple Mentzelia taxa; blazing star, blazingstar, blazing-star, sand-lily, sand lily, prairie-lily, prairie lily are applied to taxa in multiple families
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