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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 (

TaxonCampanula californica
Family common name(s)campanula; bellflower; bell flower; bellwort; bellworts; harebell
Genus common name(s)campanula
Species common name(s)California campanula; California swamp harebell; swamp harebell; swamp hare bell
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaswamp bellflower, swamp bell flower are applied to multiple Campanula taxa; harebell, hare-bell, hare bell, harebells, California harebell, California bellflower, bellflower, bell flower, bell-flower are applied to multiple Campanulaceae taxa; bluebell, blue-bell, blue bell, bluebells, blue-bells, blue bells are applied to taxa in multiple families
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