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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 (paintere@west.net).





TaxonPrunus emarginata
groupEudicots
FamilyRosaceae
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)prunus; apricot; cherry tree
Species common name(s)common bitter cherry; common bitter-cherry; common bittercherry; western bitter cherry; western bitter-cherry; quinine cherry
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabitter cherry, bitter-cherry, bittercherry, wild bitter cherry are applied to multiple Prunus taxa; plum, cherry are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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