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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 (

TaxonMinuartia douglasii
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)minuartia
Species common name(s)Douglas's minuartia; Douglas's stitchwort; Douglas's sandwort; Douglas's annual sandwort; Douglas' minuartia; Douglas' sandwort; Douglas' stitchwort; Douglas' annual sandwort; Douglas minuartia; Douglas stitchwort; Douglas sandwort; Douglas annual sandwort
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaserpentine sandwort, annual sandwort are applied to multiple Minuartia taxa; stitchwort, sandwort, sand-wort, sand wort are applied to multiple Caryophyllaceae taxa
NotesDouglas is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Dougla's is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcArenaria douglasii Fenzl ex Torrey & A. Gray, including var. emarginata H. Sharsm.
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