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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 (

TaxonTrifolium depauperatum var. truncatum
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)clover; true clover; claver; clower; true trefoil
Species common name(s)depauperate clover; poverty clover; cowbag clover; cow-bag clover; dwarf cowbag clover; dwarf bladder clover; pale bladder clover; sack clover; sack-clover; sackclover; dwarf sack clover; pale sack-clover; pale sack clover; pale sackclover; purple sack clover; balloon sack clover; balloon clover
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsnarrow-leaved sack clover [Trifolium stenophyllum]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabladder clover is applied to multiple Trifolium taxa; trefoil, triphyllon are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa; alkali clover is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. diversifolium (Nutt.) Jeps.; var. diversifolium (Nutt.) McDermott; var. stenophyllum (Nutt.) McDermott; Trifolium stenophyllum Nutt.
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