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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 (

TaxonAcacia dealbata
Family common name(s)legume; legumes; leguminosae; pea; bean; clover; pulse; pulses
Genus common name(s)acacia; wattle
Species common name(s)silver wattle mimosa; Tasmania mimosa; Sydney black wattle
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasilver mimosa, silver mimosa tree, silver wattle, black wattle, blackwattle, blue wattle, green wattle are applied to multiple Acacia taxa; mimosa, mimosa bush, mimosa tree are applied to multiple Fabaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcAcacia decurrens Willd. var. dealbata (Link) F. Muell. ex Maiden; Racosperma dealbatum (Link) Pedley
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