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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 (

TaxonCrucianella angustifolia
Family common name(s)madder; coffee
Genus common name(s)crucianella
Species common name(s)narrow-leaved crucianella; narrow-leaved crosswort; narrow-leaved cross-wort; narrow-leaved cross wort; narrow leaved cross wort; narrow leaved crosswort; narrowleaved crosswort; narrow-leafed crucianella; narrow leafed crucianella; narrow-leaf crucianella; narrowleaf crucianella
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacross-wort, cross wort, crosswort are applied to multiple Rubiaceae taxa
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