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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 (

TaxonOenothera glazioviana
Family common name(s)evening primrose; evening-primrose; evening primroses
Genus common name(s)oenothera; evening-primrose; evening primrose; eveningprimrose; evening-primroses
Species common name(s)red-sepaled evening-primrose; red-sepaled evening primrose; red sepaled evening-primrose; red sepaled evening primrose; red-sepaled eveningprimrose; redsepaled eveningprimrose; red-sepal evening-primrose; red-sepal evening primrose; red sepal evening primrose; redsepal evening-primrose; redsepal evening primrose; redsepal eveningprimrose; reddish evening-primrose; reddish evening primrose; red evening primrose; garden evening-primrose; garden evening primrose; Glaziou's oenothera; Glaziou oenothera
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabiennial evening-primrose. biennial evening primrose, showy evening-primrose, showy evening primrose, large-flowered evening-primrose, large-flowered evening primrose, large flowered evening primrose, large-flowered eveningprimrose, large-flower evening-primrose, large-flower evening primrose, largeflower evening-primrose, tall evening-primrose, tall evening primrose are applied to multiple Oenothera taxa; coast evening-primrose, coast evening primrose are applied to multiple Onagraceae taxa
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