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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 (

TaxonDasyochloa pulchella
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)dasyochloa
Species common name(s)desert fluff-grass; desert fluf grass; desert fluffgrass; false fluff-grass; false fluff grass; false; low fluf-fgrass; low fluff grass; low fluffgrass; low triodia; low woolly-grass; low woolly grass; low woollygrass; low wooly-grass; low wooly grass; low woolygrass
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafluffgrass, fluff-grass, fluff grass are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa; woolgrass, woolly grass, wooly grass, woollygrass, woolygrass are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcErioneuron pulchellum (Kunth) Tateoka; Tridens pulchellus (Kunth) Hitchc.
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