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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 (

TaxonVitis girdiana
Family common name(s)grape
Genus common name(s)grape; grapevine; grape-vine; grape vine; grapevines; grape vines
Species common name(s)desert wild grape; desert grape; southern California wild grape; Southern California wild grape; southern California grape; Southern California grape; Baja grape; Gird's wild grape; Gird's grape; Gird wild grape; Gird grape; valley grape; wild valley grape
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawild grape is applied to multiple Vitis taxa
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