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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).





TaxonSilene multinervia
groupEudicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)silene
Species common name(s)multinerved catchfly; multi-nerved catchfly; multi-nerve catchfly; many-nerved catchfly; many-nerved catchfly; many nerved catchfly; many-nerve catchfly; manynerve catchfly; fire-following campion; fire following campion
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxachaparral catchfly is applied to multiple Silene taxa; campion, wild pink, catchfly, catch-fly, catch fly are applied to multiple Caryophyllaceae taxa; Cupids-daisy, limewort are applied taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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