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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 (

TaxonPetalonyx linearis
Family common name(s)loasa; loasad; loasads; stickleaf; stick-leaf; blazing star
Genus common name(s)petalonyx; sandpaper-plant; sandpaper plant; sandpaperplant
Species common name(s)narrow-leaved sandpaper-plant; narrow-leaved sandpaper plant; narrow-leaf sandpaper-plant; narrow-leaf sandpaper plant; narrow leaf sandpaper plant; narrowleaf sandpaper plant; long-leaved sandpaper-plant; long-leaved sandpaper plant; long leaved sandpaper plant; long-leaf sandpaper plant; longleaf sandpaper-plant; longleaf sandpaper plant
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