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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 (

TaxonTriantha occidentalis subsp. occidentalis
Family common name(s)tofieldia
Genus common name(s)triantha
Species common name(s)western triantha; western tofieldia; western false-asphodel; western false asphodel
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasticky tofieldia is applied to multiple Tofieldia/Triantha taxa; marsh tofeldia; marsh-tofeldia are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.; Tofieldia occidentalis S. Watson subsp. occidentalis
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