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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 (

TaxonSpergularia bocconi
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)sand-spurrey; sand spurrey; sandspurrey; sand-spurry; sand spurry; sandspurry; spurrey sandwort; bed-sandwort; bedsandwort; three-valved sandwort; three-valve sandwort
Species common name(s)Boccone's sand-spurrey; Boccone's sand spurrey; Boccone's sandspurrey; Baccone's sand-spurry; Baccone's sand spurry; Boccone's sandspurry; Boccone sand-spurrey; Boccone sand spurrey; Boccone sandspurrey; Baccone sand-spurry; Baccone sand spurry; Boccone sandspurry; Greek sand-spurrey; Greek sand spurrey; Greek sea-spurrey; Greek sea spurrey
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxachickweed, chick-weed, chick weed are applied taxa in multiple families
NotesBoccone is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Boccon, Boccon's, Bocconi, Bocconi's are errors
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