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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 (

TaxonErythranthe lewisii
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)erythranthe
Species common name(s)Lewis's mimulus; Lewis's monkeyflower; Lewis's monkey-flower; Lewis's monkey flower; Lewis's purple monkey-flower; Lewis's purple monkey flower; Lewis's pink monkeyflower; Lewis's monkey-flower; Lewis's pink monkey flower; Lewis's red monkeyflower; Lewis's red monkey-flower; Lewis's red monkey flower; Lewis' mimulus; Lewis' monkeyflower; Lewis' monkey-flower; Lewis' monkey flower; Lewis' purple monkey-flower; Lewis' purple monkey flower; Lewis' pink monkeyflower; Lewis' monkey-flower; Lewis' pink monkey flower; Lewis' red monkeyflower; Lewis' red monkey-flower; Lewis' red monkey flower; Lewis mimulus; Lewis monkeyflower; Lewis monkey-flower; Lewis monkey flower; Lewis purple monkey-flower; Lewis purple monkey flower; Lewis pink monkeyflower; Lewis monkey-flower; Lewis pink monkey flower; Lewis red monkeyflower; Lewis red monkey-flower; Lewis red monkey flower; great purple monkeyflower; great purple monkey-flower; great purple monkey flower
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapurple monkeyflower, purple monkey-flower, purple monkey flower, pink monkeyflower, pink monkey-flower, pink monkey flower, red monkeyflower, red monkey-flower, red monkey flower are applied to multiple Mimulus s.l. taxa; monkey faces, monkey-faces is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Mimulus lewisii Pursh
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