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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 (

TaxonTriglochin scilloides
Family common name(s)arrow-grass; arrow grass; arrowgrass
Genus common name(s)arrow-headed grass; arrow-head grass; troscart
Species common name(s)lilaea; awl-leaved lilaea; awl leaved lilaea; awl-leaf lilaea; awl-leafed lilaea; awl leaf lilaea; awlleaf lilaea; flowering-quillwort; flowering quillwort
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLilaea scilloides (Poir.) Hauman; Lilaea subulata Humb. & Bonpl.
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