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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 (

TaxonPhaseolus filiformis
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)phaseolus
Species common name(s)Wright's phaseolus; slender-stemmed bean; slender-stem bean; slender stem bean; slim-jim bean; slimjim bean; desert bean
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabean, frijolillo, frijolito, frijol are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa; wild bean is applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesWright is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Wrights is an error
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