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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 (

TaxonTriteleia bridgesii
Family common name(s)brodiaea
Genus common name(s)triteleia; tritelia; triplet-lily; triplet lily; tripletlily
Species common name(s)Bridges's triteleia; Bridges's triplet-lily; Bridges's triplet lily; Bridges's brodiaea; Bridges's wake robin; Bridges' triteleia; Bridges' triplet-lily; Bridges' triplet lily; Bridges' brodiaea; Bridges' wake robin; Bridges triteleia; Bridges triplet-lily; Bridges triplet lily; Bridges brodiaea; Bridges wake robin
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaCalifornia-hyacinth, California hyacinth, Californian hyacinth, fool's onion, fool's-onion, fools onion are applied to multiple Themidaceae taxa; hog-onion, hog onion are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesBridges is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Bridge's, Bridge are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.
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