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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 rotundifolia
Family common name(s)plantain; plantains
Genus common name(s)bacopa; water-hyssop; water hyssop; waterhyssop; water-hissop; water hissop
Species common name(s)round-leaved water-hyssop; round-leaved water hyssop; round leaved water hyssop; round-leaf bacopa; round leaf bacopa; roundleaf bacopa; round-leaf water-hyssop; round leaf water hyssop; roundleaf water-hyssop; roundleaf waterhyssop; disk water-hyssop; disk water hyssop; disk waterhyssop; disc water-hyssop; disc water hyssop; disc waterhyssop; bound bacopa; wet waterhyssop
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaround bacopa is applied to multiple Bacopa taxa; round-leaved hedge-hyssop, round-leaved hedge hyssop, round-leaf hedge-hyssop are applied to multiple Plantaginaceae taxa
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Bacopa nobsiana H. Mason
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