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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 (

TaxonLobelia dunnii var. serrata
Family common name(s)campanula; bellflower; bell flower; bellwort; bellworts; harebell
Genus common name(s)lobelia
Species common name(s)Dunn's lobelia; Dunn lobelia
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxablue lobelia is applied to multiple Lobelia taxa; California lobelia is applied to multiple Campanulaceae taxa
NotesRothrock, Dunn are proper names, so upper case preferable; Rothrocks, Dunns are errors
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