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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 (

TaxonFallugia paradoxa
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)Apache-plume; Apache plume; Apacheplume
Species common name(s)Apache-plume; Apache plume; Apacheplume; Apache plum; Apacheplum; poñel
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaponil is applied to multiple Rosaceae taxa; desert plume, plum are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesApache is a proper name, so upper case preferable
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