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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 (

TaxonAndrosace elongata subsp. acuta
Family common name(s)primrose
Genus common name(s)androsace
Species common name(s)elongated androsace; long-stemmed androsace; longstem rockjasmine; cluster-flowered androsace
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxarock-jasmine, rock jasmine, rockjasmine, rock primrose, fairy-candelabra, fairy candelabra are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcAndrosace acuta Greene
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