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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 (

TaxonOrthocarpus imbricatus
Family common name(s)orobanch; broomrape; broom-rape; broom rape; broom-rapes; ground-cone; ground cone; groundcone
Genus common name(s)orthocarpus
Species common name(s)imbricated owl's-clover; imbricated owl's clover; imbricate owl's-clover; imbricate owl's clover; imbricate owl-clover; mountain orthocarpus; mountain owl's-clover; mountain owl's clover; mountain owls'-clover; mountain owls' clover; mountain owls-clover; mountain owls clover; mountain owl-clover; mountain owl clover; mountain owlclover
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapink owl's-clover, pink owl's clover, pink owl-clover, pink owl clover, owl's-clover, owl's clover, owls'-clover, owls' clover, owls-clover, owls clover, owlsclover, owl-clover, owl clover, owlclover are applied to multiple Orobanchaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.
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