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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonPoa bigelovii
groupMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)poa; blue-grass; blue grass; bluegrass; bleu-grass; bleu grass; bleugrass; rispengrass; rispengras
Species common name(s)Bigelow's blue-grass; Bigelow's blue grass; Bigelow's bluegrass; Bigelow blue-grass; Bigelow blue grass; Bigelow bluegrass
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxameadow grass, meadow-grass, meadowgrass, bunch grass, bunch-grass, bunchgrass, spear-grass, speargrass, spear grass, June-grass, June grass, Junegrass, june-grass, june grass, junegrass are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa
 
NotesBigelow is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Bigelows, Bigelov's, Bigelo are errors
 
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