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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 (

TaxonCalystegia malacophylla subsp. pedicellata
Family common name(s)morning-glory; morning glory; morningglory; bindweed; bindweeds
Genus common name(s)calystegia; false bindweed; false-bindweed; falsebindweed
Species common name(s)Sierra morning-glory; Sierra morning glory; Sierra morningglory; Sierra false-bindweed; Sierra false bindweed; Sierra bindweed; Sierran false-bindweed; Sierran false bindweed; Sierra woolly morning-glory; Sierra woolly morning glory; Sierra wooly morning-glory; Sierra wooly morning glory
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxahairy morning glory is applied to multiple Calystegia taxa; wild morning-glory, wild morning glory, wild morningglory, woolly morning glory, woolly morning-glory, wooly morning glory, wooly morning-glory are applied to multiple Convolvulaceae taxa
NotesJepson is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Jepsons is an error; when Sierra, Sierran are used as proper names, upper case preferable
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