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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 (

TaxonConringia orientalis
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)conringia; konringia; hare's-ear; hare's ear; haresear; hare's-ear-mustard; hare's ear mustard
Species common name(s)Eastern hare's-ear mustard; Eastern hare's ear mustard; hare's-ear mustard; hare's-ear-mustard; hare's ear mustard; haresear mustard; perfoliate cabbage; treacle hare's-ear; treacle hare's ear; treacle haresear
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahare's-ear cabbage, hare's ear cabbage, treacle mustard, treacle-mustard, wild-cabbage, wild cabbage, wildcabbage are applied to multiple Brassicaceae taxa; devil's flower, devil's-flower are applied to taxa in multiple families
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