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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).





TaxonRumex pulcher
groupEudicots
FamilyPolygonaceae
Family common name(s)buckwheat; smartweed; knotweed
Genus common name(s)rumex; dock
Species common name(s)fiddle dock; fiddle-dock; fiddle-leaved dock; fiddle-leaf dock; fiddleleaf dock; fiddleneck dock
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxared dock, wild patience is applied to multiple Rumex taxa; dock sorrel, red dock are applied to multiple Rumex taxa; sorrel, small sorrel are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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