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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonTriglochin maritima
groupMonocots
FamilyJuncaginaceae
Family common name(s)arrow-grass; arrow grass; arrowgrass
Genus common name(s)arrow-headed grass; arrow-head grass; troscart
Species common name(s)maritime arrow-grass; maritime arrow grass; maritime arrowgrass; maritime troscart; sea arrow-grass; sea arrow grass; sea arrowgrass; sea-arrowgrass; sea arrow-headed grass; sea-side arrowgrass; seaside arrowgrass; shore arrow-grass; shore arrow grass; shore arrowgrass; shore podgrass; shore pod-grass; shore pod grass; tall arrow-grass; tall arrow grass; tall arrowgrass; common arrow-grass; common arrow grass; common arrowgrass
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaseaside arrow-grass, seaside arrow grass, salt-marsh arrow-grass, salt marsh arrow grass, bog arrow-grass, bog arrow grass, bog arrowgrass, common bog arrow-grass, common bog arrow-grass, common bog arrow grass, common bog arrowgrass, slender arrow-grass, slender arrow grass, slender arrowgrass, small arrow-grass, small arrow grass, small arrowgrass are applied to multiple Triglochin taxa; marsh arrow-grass, marsh arrow grass, marsh arrowgrass are more commonly applied to Triglochin palustris; arrow-grass, arrow grass, arrowgrass, goose grass, goose-grass, goosegrass, sourgrass, sour-grass, sour grass, spike-grass, spike grass, spikegrass, podgrass, pod-grass, pod grass are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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