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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 ciliatus
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)leptosiphon
Species common name(s)ciliate leptosiphon; ciliate linanthus; whisker-brush leptosiphon; whisker brush leptosiphon; whiskerbrush leptosiphon; whisker-brush linanthus; whisker brush linanthus; whiskerbrush linanthus; whisker-brush; whisker brush; whiskerbrush; whisker linanthus; bristly-leaved linanthus; bristly-leaf linanthus; bristly leaf linanthus; bristlyleaf linanthus
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLinanthus ciliatus (Benth.) Greene
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