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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 (

TaxonPinguicula macroceras
Family common name(s)bladderwort; bladderworts
Genus common name(s)pinguicula
Species common name(s)horned butterwort; California butterwort
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon butterwort is applied to multiple Pinguicula taxa; butterwort, butter-wort, butter wort, rot grass are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPinguicula vulgaris L. subsp. macroceras (Link) Calder & Roy Taylor
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