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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 (

TaxonArceuthobium campylopodum
Family common name(s)mistletoe; mistle-toe; mistle toe; Christmas mistletoe
Genus common name(s)dwarf-mistletoe; dwarf mistletoe; dwarf mistle-toe; dwarf mistle toe; small mistletoe
Species common name(s)western dwarf-mistletoe; western dwarf mistletoe; western dwarf mistle-toe; western dwarf mistle toe; pine dwarf-mistletoe; pine dwarf mistletoe; pine dwarf mistle-toe; pine dwarf mistle toe; yellow leafless mistletoe; pine mistletoe
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