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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 (

TaxonPleuricospora fimbriolata
Family common name(s)heath; heather; heathwort; heathworts
Genus common name(s)pleuricospora
Species common name(s)fringed pleuricospora; fringed pinesap; fringed pine-sap; Sierra-sap; Sierra sap
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapinesap, pine-sap, pine sap are applied to multiple Ericaceae taxa
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