Directory       News       Site Map       Home

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 (

TaxonPolypogon interruptus
Family common name(s)grass; true grass
Genus common name(s)polypogon; rabbit's-foot grass; rabbit's foot grass; rabbits-foot grass; rabbits foot grass; rabbitsfoot-grass; rabbitsfoot-grass; rabbit-foot grass; rabbitfoot-grass; rabbitfoot grass; rabbitfootgrass
Species common name(s)ditch polypogon; ditch beard-grass; ditch beard grass; ditch beardgrass; ditch rabbit's-foot grass; ditch rabbit's foot grass; ditch rabbits-foot grass; ditch rabbits-foot-grass; ditch rabbitsfoot-grass; ditch rabbitsfoot grass; ditch rabbit-foot grass; ditch rabbit foot grass; ditch rabbitfoot grass; interrupted polypogon; interrupted beard-grass; interrupted beard grass
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabeardgrass, beard-grass, beard grass, rabbit grass, bentgrass, bent-grass, bent grass, bent are applied to multiple Poaceae taxa; rabbit's-foot, rabbit's foot, rabbits-foot, rabbits foot are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcPolypogon lutosus (Poir.) Hitchc.
  Copyright © 2017 Regents of the University of California — Updated 02 June 2017