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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 (

TaxonEhrharta longiflora
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)ehrharta; ehrharta grass; veldt-grass; veldt grass; veldtgrass; veld-grass; veldgrass; velt-grass; velt grass; veltgrass
Species common name(s)long-flowered veldt-grass; long-flowered veldt grass; long-flowered veldtgrass; longflowered veldtgrass; long-flower veldt-grass; long-flower veldt grass; annual- veldt-grass; annual veldt grass; annual veldtgrass; annual veldgrass; annual veld grass; annual veldgrass; annual velt-grass; annual velt grass; annual veltgrass
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaveld grass is applied to multiple Poaceae taxa
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