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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 (

TaxonLeptosiphon rattanii
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)leptosiphon
Species common name(s)Rattan's leptosiphon; Rattan's linanthus; Rattan's desert-trumpets; Rattan's desert trumpets; Rattan's deserttrumpets; Rattan leptosiphon; Rattan linanthus; Rattan desert-trumpets; Rattan desert trumpets; Rattan deserttrumpets
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxadesert trumpet, desert-trumpet, desert trumpets, desert-trumpets, deserttrumpets are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesRattan is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Rattans is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLinanthus rattanii (A. Gray) Greene
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