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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).





TaxonCryptantha clevelandii var. clevelandii
groupEudicots
FamilyBoraginaceae
Family common name(s)borage; boragewort; borageworts; forget-me-not; fiddleneck; waterleaf; water-leaf; water leaf; baby-eyes
Genus common name(s)cryptantha; cryptanth; cryptanthe
Species common name(s)Cleveland's cryptantha; Cleveland's cat's-eye; Cleveland's catseye; Cleveland's forget-met-not; Cleveland's popcorn flower; Cleveland cryptantha; Cleveland cat's-eye; Cleveland catseye; Cleveland forget-met-not; chaparral cryptantha
 
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsserpentine cryptantha [var. dissita]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon cryptantha, common cryptanth are applied to multiple Cryptantha taxa; popcorn-flower, popcorn flower, popcornflower, white forget-me-not, white-forget-me-nots are applied to multiple Boraginaceae taxa; wild forget-me-not is applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesCleveland is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Clevelands is an error
 
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