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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 (

TaxonThysanocarpus curvipes subsp. curvipes
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)fringe-pod; fringe pod; fringepod; fringed pod; lace-pod; lace pod; lacepod
Species common name(s)sand fringe-pod; sand fringe pod; sand fringepod; sand lace-pod; sand lace pod; sand lacepod; hairy fringe-pod; hairy fringe pod; hairy fringepod; hairy lace-pod; hairy lace pod; hairy lacepod; common fringe-pod; common fringe pod; common fringepod; lace-pod mustard; lace pod mustard; lacepod mustard
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabeach spectaclepod, beach spectacle-pod, beach spectacle pod are more commonly applied to Dithyrea maritima
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