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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).





TaxonGilia cana subsp. speciformis
groupEudicots
FamilyPolemoniaceae
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)gilia
Species common name(s)ash-gray gilia; gray gilia; grayish gilia; Mojave gilia
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxashowy gilia, showy gily-flower are applied to multiple Gilia taxa; desert gilia is applied to multiple Polemoniaceae taxa; gilliflower, gilli-flower, gillyflower, gilly-flower, gilly flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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