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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 (

TaxonNavarretia mellita
Family common name(s)polemonium; polemone; polemon; phlox; gilia
Genus common name(s)navarretia
Species common name(s)honey-scented navarretia; honey-scented pincushion-plant; honey-scented pincushionplant; honeyscented pincushionplant; honey-scent navarretia; honeyscent navarretia; honey navarretia; chaparral navarretia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaskunk navarretia is applied to multiple Navarretia taxa; skunkbush, skunk-bush, skunk bush, skunk flower, skunk-flower, skunkflower, skunkweed, skunk weed, skunkweed, pincushion-plant, pincushion plant, pincushionplant, pincushion are applied to taxa in multiple families; sticky navarretia is more commonly applied to Navarretia viscidula
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