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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 (

TaxonMicranthes aprica
Family common name(s)saxifrage; saxifrages
Genus common name(s)micranthes
Species common name(s)Sierra saxifrage; Sierran saxifrage
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaMayflower, May flower, mayflower are applied to taxa in multiple families
Noteswhen Sierra is used as a proper name, upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcSaxifraga aprica Greene
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