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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 (

TaxonGeranium molle
Family common name(s)geranium; geraniums; crane's-bill; crane's bill
Genus common name(s)geranium; crane's-bill; crane's bill; cranesbill; cranes-bill; cranes bill; cranebill; crane-bil
Species common name(s)dove-footed geranium; dove's-foot geranium; dove's foot geranium; doves-foot geranium; doves foot geranium; dovesfoot geranium; dovefoot geranium; introduced dovefoot geranium; dove's-foot crane's-bill; dove's foot cranes-bill; dove's-foot cranesbill; dove's foot cranesbill; doves-foot crane's-bill; dovesfoot cranesbill; dovefoot crane's-bill; dove geranium; soft-leaved geranium; soft-leaved cranes-bill; soft-leaved cranesbil; culver-foot; culver footl
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaawnless geranium, soft cranesbill, crane's-bill geranium, crane's bill geranium, cranesbill geranium, woodland geranium, dovefoot, dove's-foot, dove's foot, dove's-foot are applied to multiple Geranium taxa; wild geranium, wild-geranium are applied to taxa in multiple families
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