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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 (

TaxonSagina procumbens
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)sagina; pearlwort; pearl-wort; pearl wort
Species common name(s)procumbent pearlwort; procumbent pearl-wort; procumbent pearl wort; matted pearlwort; creeping sagina; creeping pearlwort; creeping pearl-wort; creeping pearl wort; bird-eye pearlwort; birdeye pearlwort; bird's-eye pearlwort; bird's-eye pearl-wort; bird's-eye pearl wort; bird's eye pearlwort; bird's eye pearl wort; birds-eye pearlwort; birdseye pearlwort; birdeye pearlwort; bird's-eye break-stone; bird's-eye break stone; bird's-eye breakstone
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaperennial pearlwort, spreading pearlwort, trailing pearlwort, trailing pearl-wort, trailing pearl wort, arctic pearlwort are applied to multiple Sagina taxa; pearl-plant, pearlplant, pearl plant, pearlweed, pearl-weed, break-stone, break stone, birdseye, bird‚Äüs-eye, tiresome-weed, tiresome weed are applied to taxa in multiple families
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