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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 grandiflorus
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)leptosiphon
Species common name(s)large-flowered leptosiphon; large flowered leptosiphon; large-flowered linanthus; large flowered linanthus; large-flower leptosiphon; large-flower linanthus; large flower linanthus; largeflower linanthus; large-flower desert-trumpets; grand linanthus
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain phlox, California phlox are applied to multiple Polemoniaceae taxa; wild bouvardia is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLinanthus grandiflorus (Benth.) Greene; Gilia grandiflora (Benth.) Steud.
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