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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 (

TaxonLastarriaea coriacea
Family common name(s)buckwheat; smartweed; knotweed
Genus common name(s)lastarriaea; leather-spineflower
Species common name(s)coriaceous spineflower; leather-spineflower; leather spineflower; leather spine-flower
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaspiny-herb, spiny herb, spinyherb, spineflower, spine-flower, spine flower are applied to multiple Polygonaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcChorizanthe coriacea Goodman
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