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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 (

TaxonMontia dichotoma
Family common name(s)montia
Genus common name(s)montia; candy-flower; candy flower; candyflower
Species common name(s)dichotomous montia; dwarf candy-flower; dwarf candy flower; dwarf claytonia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxadwarf montia, dwarf miner's-lettuce, dwarf miner's lettuce, dwarf minerslettuce applied to multiple Montia taxa; miner's-lettuce, miner's lettuce, miners' lettuce, miners lettuce, minerslettuce, minor's lettuce are applied to taxa in multiple families
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended: Indian-lettuce, Indian lettuce, Indianlettuce
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPortulacaceae
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