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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 (

TaxonTriteleia lugens
Family common name(s)brodiaea
Genus common name(s)triteleia; tritelia; triplet-lily; triplet lily; tripletlily
Species common name(s)dark-mouthed triteleia; Coast Range triteleia; Coast Range triplet-lily; Coast Range triplet lily; Coast Range tripletlily; coast range triteleia; coast range triplet-lily; coast range triplet lily; coast range tripletlily
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagolden brodiaea, prettyface, pretty-face, pretty face, pretty faces are applied to multiple Triteleia taxa; California-hyacinth, California hyacinth, Californian hyacinth, fool's onion, fool's-onion, fools onion are applied to multiple Themidaceae taxa; hog-onion, hog onion are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLiliaceae s.l.
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