Plants of Montara Mountain listed by Common Names
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Click on the Letter in the tables below to jump to that part of the list.
Once in the list, clicking on the Common or Latin Name will take you to that plant's section of the Family Page - clicking on the Family Name will take you to the header of that Family's page - and clicking on the thumbnail image in the list will give you a larger (and hopefully clearer) image.
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A Word about Common Names:
It's really too bad they had to use Latin for the scientific names; That in itself makes most folks not want to deal with learning them. So Common Names tend to be used most, but because they lack a standardizing authority, they can vary considerably, and lead to confusion concerning the type of plant involved (One person's Sunflower may be another's Daisy.)
The best I could shoot for was a combination of regional (what folks around these here parts call 'em) with some semblance of agreement to popular plant guides. Some plants that only live on Montara Mountain have their own distinct common names, which were easy. Some that are more wide-spread had a bewildering range: "Ituriel's Spear" and "Wally Basket" (both names for Triteleia laxa of the Lily Family) comes to mind.
Alphabetizing is another quandry. I decided to alphabetize by main flower name rather than a common descriptor; words like Coast, California, Western, Hairy, Sticky, Red, Blue, Yellow, Stinging, Grumpy, Happy, etc. were deemed secondary. Coast Delphinium is under "D" (Delphinium, Coast), and both Red and Blue Elderberry are under "E". But if the descriptors were unique and integral to the Common Name, I went with that. So "Fetid Adder's Tongue" and "Hound's Tongue" are under "F" and "H" respectively, not "T". I won't even get into where "Blue Dicks" went. Happy Hunting.
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