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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 (

TaxonPiperia yadonii
Family common name(s)orchid; orchids; orchis
Genus common name(s)piperia; piperia orchid
Species common name(s)Yadon's piperia; Yadon's rein-orchid; Yadon's rein orchid; Yadon piperia; Yadon rein-orchid; Yadon rein orchid; Monterey piperia; Monterey rein-orchid; Monterey rein orchid
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxarein-orchid, rein orchid, reinorchid, rein-orchis, rein orchis, wood orchid are applied to multiple Orchidaceae taxa
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