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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 (

TaxonElymus X vancouverensis
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)elymus; buffalo rye; long-awned wild rye; long-awn wild rye
Species common name(s)Vancouver wild-rye; Vancouver wild rye; Vancouver wildrye; hybrid dune-grass; hybrid dune grass; hybrid dunegrass
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahybrid wild-rye, hybrid wild rye, wildrye, wild-rye, wild rye, wild rye grass, lyme grass, lyme-grass, lymegrass are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLeymus X vancouverensis (Vasey) Pilg.
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