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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).





TaxonGayophytum diffusum subsp. diffusum
groupEudicots
FamilyOnagraceae
Family common name(s)evening primrose; evening-primrose; evening primroses
Genus common name(s)gayophytum; ground-smoke; ground smoke; groundsmoke
Species common name(s)diffuse gayophytum; diffuse ground-smoke; diffuse ground smoke; diffuse groundsmoke; spreading gayophytum; spreading ground-smoke; spreading ground smoke; spreading groundsmoke
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasummer snow, baby's-breath, baby's breath are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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