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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 (

TaxonPotamogeton foliosus subsp. fibrillosus
Family common name(s)potamogeton; pondweed
Genus common name(s)potamogeton
Species common name(s)foliose pond-weed; foliose pond weed; foliose pondweed; closed-leaved pond-weed; closed-leaved pondweed; closed leaved pondweed; closed-leaf pond-weed; closed-leaf pondweed
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaleafy pondweed, leafy pond-weed, leafy pond weed, narrow-leaf pondweed, narrow leaf pondweed are applied to multiple Potamogeton taxa; pondweed, pond-weed, pond weed, bushy-pondweed, bushy pondweed, pondweeds, fishweed are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. fibrillosus (Fernald) R.R. Haynes & Reveal
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