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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).





TaxonIris hartwegii subsp. pinetorum
groupMonocots
FamilyIridaceae
Family common name(s)iris; irises
Genus common name(s)iris; fleur-de-lys; fleur de lys; fleur-de-lis; fleur de lis; fleur-de-luce; fleur de luce; flower-de-luce; flower de luce; flag iris; flag; flags; flag-lily; flag lily; flaglily
Species common name(s)Hartweg's iris; Hartweg iris; Sierra iris; rainbow iris; foothill iris
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaPacific Coast iris, Pacific coast iris, wild iris are applied to multiple Iris taxa; pale-yellow iris, pale yellow iris, paleyellow iris are more commonly applied to Iris pseudacorus; snake-lily. snake lily, snakelily are applied to taxa in multiple families.
 
NotesHartweg is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Hartwegs is an error; when Sierra is used as a proper name, upper case preferable
 
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