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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 (

TaxonNemophila pulchella var. fremontii
Family common name(s)borage; boragewort; borageworts; forget-me-not; fiddleneck; waterleaf; water-leaf; water leaf; baby-eyes
Genus common name(s)nemophila; nemophile; baby-blue-eyes; baby blue-eyes; baby blue eyes; babyblue-eyes; baby blueeyes; baby-eyes; baby eyes; grove-lover; grovelover
Species common name(s)Eastwood's nemophila; Eastwood's baby-blue-eyes; Eastwood's baby blue-eyes; Eastwood's baby blue eyes; Eastwood nemophila; Eastwood baby-blue-eyes; Eastwood baby blue-eyes; Eastwood baby blue eyes; blue-eyed Jenny; blue-eyed jenny
NotesFrémont, Fremont, Frémont's, Fremont's, Eastwood are proper names, so upper case preferable; Frémonts, Fremonts, Fremon's, Eastwoods are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcHydrophyllaceae
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