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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 (

TaxonChamaebatia australis
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)chamaebatia; mountain-misery; mountain misery; mountainmisery; mtn misery
Species common name(s)San Diego mountain-misery; San Diego mountain misery; San Diego mountainmisery; southern chamaebatia; southern mountain-misery; southern mountain misery; southern mtn misery; southern bearclover; southern bear-clover; southern bear clover
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