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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 concolor var. concolor
Family common name(s)campanula; bellflower; bell flower; bellwort; bellworts; harebell
Genus common name(s)downingia
Species common name(s)maroon-spotted downingia; maroon spotted downingia; maroon-spotted calicoflower; maroon-spotted calico-flower; maroon-spotted calico flower; maroon-spot downingia; maroon spot downingia; maroonspot downingia; maroon-spot calicoflower; maroon-spot calico-flower; maroon-spot calico flower; maroon spot calicoflower; maroon spot calico flower; maroonspot calicoflower; maroonspot calico-flower; maroonspot calico flower; spotted-throat downingia; spotted-throat calico-flower; spotted throat calico flower; fringed downingia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon downingia is applied to multiple Downingia taxa; calicoflower, calico-flower, calico flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
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