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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).





TaxonDianthus armeria subsp. armeria
groupEudicots
FamilyCaryophyllaceae
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)dianthus; pinks; carnation
Species common name(s)Deptford pink; Deptford-pink; Deptford pinks; Deptford-pinks; Deptford grass pink
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawild pink is applied to multiple Caryophyllaceae taxa; pink, grass-pink, grass pink, gilliflower, gilli-flower, gillyflower, gilly-flower, gilly flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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