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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 (

TaxonSymphoricarpos rotundifolius var. parishii
Family common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle; honeysuckles
Genus common name(s)symphoricarpos
Species common name(s)round-leaf mountain snowberry; round-leaved snowberry; round leaved snowberry; roundleaved snowberry; round-leaf snowberry; round leaf snowberry; roundleaf snowberry
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxamountain snowberry, western snowberry, long-flowered snowberry, long flowered snowberry are applied to multiple Symphoricarpos taxa; snowberry, snow-berry, snow berry, round-leaved snowberry, round leaved snowberry, roundleaved snowberry, coral-berry, coralberry, coral berry, waxberry, buckbrush, buck brush, buck-brush, buckbush, buck-bush, buck bush, wolf-berry, wolf berry, wolfberry are applied to taxa in multiple families
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended: Indian currant, Indian-currant
NotesParish is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Parishs is an error
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