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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 (

TaxonBacopa repens
Family common name(s)plantain; plantains
Genus common name(s)bacopa; water-hyssop; water hyssop; waterhyssop; water-hissop; water hissop
Species common name(s)creeping water-hyssop; creeping water hyssop; creeping waterhyssop; South American water-hyssop
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.
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