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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 (

TaxonDudleya abramsii subsp. calcicola
Family common name(s)stonecrop; stone-crop; stonecrops; live-forever; live forever; liveforever; hen-and-chickens; hen and chickens; orpine; houseleek; houseleeks
Genus common name(s)dudleya; live-forever; live forever; liveforever
Species common name(s)Abrams's dudleya; Abrams's live-forever; Abrams's liveforever; Abrams' dudleya; Abrams' live-forever; Abrams' liveforever; Abrams dudleya; Abrams live-forever; Abrams liveforever
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxalive-for-ever, live for ever, hens-and-chickens, hens and chickens are applied to multiple Crassulaceae taxa
NotesAbrams is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Abram's is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcDudleya calcicola Bartel & Shevock
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