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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).





TaxonBouteloua aristidoides var. aristidoides
groupMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)bouteloua; grama; grama-grass; grama grass; gramagrass; gramma; gramma-grass; gramma grass; grammagrass
Species common name(s)needle grama; needlegrama; needle grama-grass; needle grama grass; needle gramma; six-weeks needle grama; six weeks needle grama; sixweeks needle grama
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasix-weeks grama, six weeks grama, sixweeks grama, six-week grama, six-weeks gramma, 6-weeks grama, 6 weeks grama, annual grama are applied to multiple Bouteloua taxa; muskit grass, mesquite grass, mesquite-grass, mesquit-grass, mesquit grass, mezquit grass, mezquite grass, mesquite-grass, mezquit-grass, muskeet grass, muskeet-grass, musquit grass, musquit-grass, muskeet grass, musquite grass, musquit-grass are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa
 
 
 
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