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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 (

TaxonClarkia biloba subsp. australis
Family common name(s)evening primrose; evening-primrose; evening primroses
Genus common name(s)clarkia; fairy-fan; fairy fan; fairyfan; farewell-to-spring; farewell to spring; farewelltospring; herald-of-summer; herald of summer
Species common name(s)bilobed clarkia; bi-lobed clarkia; two-lobed clarkia; two lobed clarkia; two-lobe clarkia; two lobe clarkia; twolobe clarkia; lobed godetia; mule-ear clarkia; mule-ear godetia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxagodetia is applied to multiple Clarkia tax
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