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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 (

TaxonAcmispon junceus var. biolettii
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)acmispon
Species common name(s)rush lotus; rush hosackia; rush bird's-foot-trefoil; rush bird's-foot trefoil; rush bird's foot trefoil; rush trefoil; rush deervetch; rush broom; rush-llike lotus
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatrefoil, deer-vetch, deer vetch, deervetch are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa
NotesBioletti is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Biolett's is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLotus junceus (Benth.) Greene var. biolettii (Greene) Ottley; Lotus biolettii Greene
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