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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 (

TaxonHesperomecon linearis
Family common name(s)poppy; poppywort; poppyworts, amapola
Genus common name(s)hesperomecon
Species common name(s)narrow-leaved hesperomecon; narrow-leaved meconella; narrow leaved meconella; narrow-leaf hesperomecon; narrow-leaf queen-poppy; narrowleaf queen poppy; narrow-leaf platystigma
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcMeconella linearis (Benth.) A. Nelson & J.F. Macbr.; Platystigma linearis Benth.
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