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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 (

TaxonAcanthomintha duttonii
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)acanthomintha; thorn-mint; thorn mint; thornmint
Species common name(s)Dutton's acanthomintha; Dutton's thorn-mint; Dutton's thornmint; Dutton acanthomintha; Dutton thorn-mint; Dutton thornmint; San Mateo thorn-mint; San Mateo thorn mint; San Mateo thornmint
NotesDutton is a proper name, so upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcAcanthomintha obovata Jeps. subsp. duttonii Abrams
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