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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 (

TaxonMoehringia macrophylla
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)moehringia
Species common name(s)large-leaved moehringia; large-leaved sandwort; large leaved sandwort; large-leafed sandwort; large leafed sandwort; large-leaf moehringia; large-leaf sandwort; large-leaf grove-sandwort; large leaf grove sandwort; largeleaf sandwort; big-leaved sandwort; big-leafed sandwort; big-leaf sandwort; bigleaf sandwort
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabluntleaf sandwort is applied to multiple Moehringia taxa; larger sandwort, sandwort, sand-wort, sand wort, perennial sandwort are applied to multiple Caryophyllaceae taxa
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