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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).





TaxonArctostaphylos tomentosa subsp. bracteosa
groupEudicots
FamilyEricaceae
Family common name(s)heath; heather; heathwort; heathworts
Genus common name(s)arctostaphylos; manzanita
Species common name(s)tomentose manzanita; woolly-leaved manzanita; woolly leaved manzanita; woolly-leaf manzanita; woolly leaf manzanita; woollyleaf manzanita; wooly-leaf manzanita; wooly leaf manzanita; woolyleaf manzanita; woolly manzanita; wooly manzanita; hairy-leaved manzanita; explorers manzanita
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxashaggy-barked manzanita, shaggy-bark manzanita, hairy manzanita, downy manzanita, bristly manzanita are applied to multiple Arctostaphylos taxa; bearberry, bear-berry, bear berry are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
 
 
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