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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 (

TaxonDowningia bicornuta var. bicornuta
Family common name(s)campanula; bellflower; bell flower; bellwort; bellworts; harebell
Genus common name(s)downingia
Species common name(s)double-horned downingia; double-horned calicoflower; double-horned calico-flower; double-horned calico flower; double-horn downingia; double-horn calicoflower; double-horn calico-flower; double-horn calico flower; doublehorn calicoflower; two-horned downingia; purple-horned downingia; bristled downingia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahorned downingia is applied to multiple Downingia taxa; calicoflower, calico-flower, calico flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
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