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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 (

TaxonKeckiella corymbosa
Family common name(s)plantain; plantains
Genus common name(s)keckiella; bush-beardtongue; bush beardtongue; bush beard-tongue; bush beard-tongue; bush beard tongue
Species common name(s)red keckiella; red shrubby penstemon; red woody pentstemon; red foothill penstemon; red-flowered rock penstemon; red bush-beardtongue; red bush beard tongue; redwood keckiella; redwood penstemon; redwood bush-beardtongue; redwood beardtongue; thyme-leaf penstemon; thymeleaf penstemon
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxashrubby penstemon, bush penstemon, bush-penstemon, red beardtongue, yellow penstemon, climbing penstemon, bush-snapdragon, bush snapdragon are applied to multiple Plantaginaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Penstemon corymbosus Benth. ex A. DC.
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