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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 (

TaxonCheilanthes intertexta
Family common name(s)brake; brake-fern; brake fern; brakefern; cliff brake fern
Genus common name(s)cheilanthes; lip-fern; lip fern; lipfern
Species common name(s)coastal lip-fern; coastal lip fern; coastal lipfern; coastal bead fern
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabead fern is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcCheilanthes covillei Maxon subsp. intertexta Maxon; Myriopteris intertexta (Maxon) Grusz & Windham
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