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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 (

TaxonLimonium ramosissimum
Family common name(s)plumbago; leadwort; leadworts; thrift
Genus common name(s)limonium; sea-lavender; sea lavender; sealavender; marsh-rosemary; marsh rosemary
Species common name(s)Algerian sea-lavender; Algerian sea lavender; Algerian sealavender; branched sea lavender
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsPovence limonium [subsp. provinciale]; Provence statice [subsp. provinciale]; statice de Provence [subsp. provinciale]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxadwarf statice, statice are applied to multiple Plubaginaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. provinciale (Pignatti) Pignatti
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