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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 (

TaxonGilia millefoliata
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)gilia
Species common name(s)dark-eyed gilia; dark-eye gilia; many-leaved gilia; many leaved gilia; many-leafed gilia; many-leaf gilia; many leaf gilia; manyleaf gilia; many-leaf gily-flower; many-leaf gily flower; many leaf gily flower; seaside gilia; glandular coastal gilia; glandular coast gilia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxayarrow-leaf gilia is applied to multiple Gilia taxa; gilliflower, gilli-flower, gillyflower, gilly-flower, gilly flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
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