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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).





TaxonMonardella macrantha subsp. hallii
groupEudicots
FamilyLamiaceae
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)monardella; coyote-mint; coyote mint; coyotemint; deermint; deer-mint; deer mint; western-pennyroyal; western pennyroyal; California-pennyroyal; California pennyroyal
Species common name(s)large-flowered monardella; large flowered monardella; large-flowered wild-mint; large-flower monardella; large-flower wildmint; red monardella; scarlet-red monardella; scarlet monardella; scarlet-flowered monardella; scarlet flowered monardella; scarlet coyote-mint; scarlet coyote mint; hummingbird monardella; hummingbird coyote-mint; hummingbird coyote mint; hummingbird bee balm; red deermint; red deer-mint; red deer mint
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain pennyroyal is more commonly applied to Monardella odoratissima; pennyroyal, penny-royal, penny royal are applied to multiple Lamiaceae taxa; hummingbird mint is applied to multiple Lamiaceae taxa; mountainbalm, mountain balm, mountain-balm, balm are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesHall is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Halls', Halls are errors
 
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