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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 (

TaxonViola purpurea subsp. integrifolia
Family common name(s)violet; violets
Genus common name(s)viola; violet; violette; violeta; pansy
Species common name(s)purplish-leaved violet; purplish violet; purple-tinged violet; purple tinged violet; purple-tinted violet; purple tinted violet; purple goosefoot violet
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain violet, yellow mountain violet, yellow violet, yellow pansy, golden violet, pine violet, goosefoot violet, goose-foot violet, goosefoot yellow violet, goose-foot yellow violet, pine violet, purple violet, grey-leaf violet, alpine yellow violet are applied to multiple Viola taxa; heart's-ease, heart's ease, hearts'-ease, hearts' ease, heartsease, Johnny-jump-up, Johnny jump-up, Johnny jump up, johnny-jump-up, johnny jump-up, johnny jump up, Johnny-jump-ups are applied to taxa in multiple families
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