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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 (

TaxonAcanthoscyphus parishii var. abramsii
Family common name(s)buckwheat; smartweed; knotweed
Genus common name(s)flowery puncturebract
Species common name(s)Parish's flowery puncturebract; Parish's puncturebract; Parish's oxytheca; Parish flowery puncturebract; Parish puncturebract; Parish oxytheca
NotesAbrams, Parish are proper names, so upper case preferable; Abram's, Parishs are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcOxytheca parishii Parry var. abramsii (E.A. McGregor) Munz
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