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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonErica lusitanica
groupEudicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family common name(s)heath; heather; heathwort; heathworts
Genus common name(s)heath
Species common name(s)Spanish heath; Spanish heather; Portuguese heath
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawhite heather is applied to multiple Ericaceae taxa; purple heather, heathbell, heath-bell, heath bell are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesSpanish is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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