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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 (

TaxonSesuvium verrucosum
Family common name(s)fig-marigold; fig marigold; capetweed; ice-plant; ice plant; iceplant
Genus common name(s)sesuvium
Species common name(s)verrucose sea-purslane; verrucose sea purslane; verrucose seapurslane; western sea-purslane; western sea purslane; western seapurslane; winged sea-purslane; western pink sea-purslane
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxalowland purslane, scarlet ice plant, scarlet ice plant, iceplant, ice-plant, ice plant are applied to multiple Aizoaceae; sea-purslane, sea purslane, seapurslane, western purslane, western-purslane, purslane are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcSesuvium erectum Correll
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