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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 (

TaxonAdenostoma fasciculatum var. fasciculatum
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)adenostoma
Species common name(s)common chamise; common chamiso; greasewood chamise; chamise greasewood; California chamise; California chamiso; California chamizo; chamiso prieto; chamise brush; chamise bush
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxachamise, chamiso, chamisa, chamis, chamizo, chamiza, greasewood, grease-wood are applied to taxa in multiple families
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