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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 (

TaxonStreptanthus drepanoides
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)streptanthus; twist-flower; twist flower; twistflower; twisted-flower; twisted flower; twistedflower
Species common name(s)sickle-fruited jewel-flower; sickle-fruited jewel flower; sickle-fruited jewelflower; sickle-fruit jewel-flower; sickle-fruit jewelflower; sicklefruit jewelflower
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaserpentine jewel-flower, serpentine jewelflower, serpentine jewel flower are applied to multiple Streptanthus taxa; jewel-flower, jewelflower, jewel flower are applied to multiple Brassicaceae taxa
Notessickle-leaved jewelflower may be an error
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