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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 (

TaxonFrankenia salina
Family common name(s)frankenia; sea-heath; sea heath; seaheath
Genus common name(s)frankenia; sea-heath; sea heath; seaheath; yerba reuma
Species common name(s)alkali frankenia; alkali sea-heath; alkali sea heath; alkali seaheath; alkali yerba reuma
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaalkali heath, alkali-heath, alkalai heath are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcFrankenia grandifolia Cham. & Schltdl., including var. campestris A. Gray
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