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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 (

TaxonLoeflingia squarrosa
Family common name(s)pink; pinks; chickweed
Genus common name(s)loeflingia
Species common name(s)spreading loeflingia; spreading pygmy-leaf; spreading pygmyleaf; California loeflingia
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketssage-like loeflingia [var. artemisiarum]; sagebrush loeflingia [var. artemisiarum]; sagebrush pygmyleaf [var. artemisiarum]
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. artemisiarum (Barneby & Twisselm.) R. Dorn; var. squarrosa; Loeflingia pusilla Curran
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