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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 (

TaxonHumulus lupulus
Family common name(s)hemp
Genus common name(s)hops; hop; hop vine
Species common name(s)common hops; common hop; hop bine; hop-bine
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsNew Mexican hops [var. neomexicanus]; New Mexican hop [var. neomexicanus]; European hops [var. lupulus]; European hop [var. lupulus]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawild hop, wild hops are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesEuropean is a proper name, so upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. neomexicanus A. Nelson & Cockerell; var. lupulus
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