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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 (

TaxonClematis lasiantha
Family common name(s)buttercup; butter-cup; crowfoot; crowfoots; larkspur; delphinium; ranunc
Genus common name(s)clematis; clematide; virgin's-bower; virgin's bower; virgins'-bower; virgins' bower; virgins-bower; virgins bower; virginsbower; leather-flower; leather flower; leatherflower
Species common name(s)chaparral clematis; chaparral virgin's-bower; chaparral virgin's bower; chaparral pipestems; chaparral pipestem; chaparral pipe-stem; chaparral pipestem clematis; pipestem clematis; pipe-stem clematis; pipe stem clematis; pipestem virgin's-bower; pipestem virgin's bower; pipestem virgins-bower; pipestem virgins bower; pipe-stem virgin's-bower; pipe-stem virgin's bower; pipestems vine; foothill clematis
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaCalifornia pipestem clematis, pipestem, pipe-stem, pipestems are applied to multiple Clematis taxa; traveler's-joy, traveler's joy, traveller's-joy, traveller's joy, travelers'-joy, travelers' joy, travelers-joy, travelers joy, travellers-joy, travellers joy are applied to taxa in multiple families
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