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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 (

TaxonCamissoniopsis ignota
Family common name(s)evening primrose; evening-primrose; evening primroses
Genus common name(s)camissoniopsis
Species common name(s)Jurupa Hills suncup; Jurupa Hills sun-cup; Jurupa Hills sun cup; Jurupa Hills sun-cups; Jurupa Hills sun cups; frilly Spencer's primrose
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaSpencer's primrose, Spencer primrose, small primrose, small suncup, small sun-cup, small sun cup are applied to multiple Camissonia s.l. taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcCamissonia ignota (Jeps.) P.H. Raven; Oenothera micrantha Hornem. ex Spreng. var. ignota Jeps.; Oenothera ignota (Jeps.) Munz
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