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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 (

TaxonBloomeria crocea var. crocea
Family common name(s)brodiaea
Genus common name(s)golden-stars; goldenstars
Species common name(s)crocea bloomeria; golden bloomeria; common golden-star; common golden star; common goldenstar; common golden-stars; common golden stars; common goldenstars
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagolden-star, golden star, goldenstar, golden stars, gold-stars, gold stars are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.; Allium croceum Torr.
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