Directory       News       Site Map       Home

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 (

TaxonCistus salviifolius
Family common name(s)cistus; rock-rose; rock rose; rock roses
Genus common name(s)cistus
Species common name(s)salvia cistus; sage-leaved cistus; sage leaved cistus; sage-leaved rock-rose; sage-leaved rockrose; sage leaved rockrose; sage-leaved rock rose; sage leaved rock rose; sage-leafed rock rose; sage leafed rock rose; sage-leaf rock-rose; sage-leaf rock rose; sage-leaf rockrose; sageleaf rockrose; sageleaf rock rose
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxarock-rose, rock rose, rockrose are applied to taxa in multiple families
  Copyright © 2017 Regents of the University of California — Updated 02 June 2017