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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 (

TaxonStaphylea bolanderi
Family common name(s)bladdernut; bladder-nuts; bladder-nuts
Genus common name(s)bladdernut; bladder-nut; bladder nut
Species common name(s)Sierra bladdernut; Sierra bladder-nut; Sierra bladder nut; Sierran bladdernut; Sierran bladder-nut; Bolander's bladdernut; Bolander's bladder-nut; Bolander's bladder nut; Bolander bladdernut; Bolander bladder-nut; Bolander bladder nut; California bladdernut; California bladder-nut; California bladder nut
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabladdernut tree, bladder-nut tree, bladder nut tree are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesBolander is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Bolanders is an error; when Sierra is used as a proper name, upper case preferable
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