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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 (

TaxonBoykinia major
Family common name(s)saxifrage; saxifrages
Genus common name(s)boykinia
Species common name(s)large boykinia; large brookfoam; greater boykinia; stream boykinia; mountain boykinia; mountain brookfoam; mountain brook-foam; mountain brook foam; Sierra boykinia; Sierra brookfoam; Sierran boykinia; Sierran brookfoam
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabrookfoam, brook-foam, brook foam are applied to multiple Saxifragaceae taxa
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended: Indian-rhubarb, Indian rhubarb
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