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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 (

TaxonConvolvulus arvensis
Family common name(s)morning-glory; morning glory; morningglory; bindweed; bindweeds
Genus common name(s)convolvulus
Species common name(s)field convolvulus; field morning-glory; field morning glory; field morningglory; field bindweed; field bind-weed; field bind weed; common field bindweed; common field bind-weed; common field bind weed; weedy perennial field bindweed; perennial field bindweed; orchard bindweed; orchard bind-weed; orchard bind weed; European morning-glory; European morning glory; European morningglory; European bindweed; European bind-weed; common European bindweed; European field bindweed; European glorybind; European glory-bind; European glory bind; small bindweed; possession vine; devil's garters; hedge-bells; hedge bells; sheep-bine; sheepbine; hedge-bells; Jack-run-in-the-country; Jack-run'-in'-the-country; Jack run in the country; Jack run' in' the country; lap-love; laplove; akkerwinde
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxasmall-flowered morning-glory, small-flowered morning glory, small flowered morning glory, smallflowered morning glory, small-flower bindweed, weedy convolvulus, orchard morning-glory, orchard morning glory, orchard morningglory, liseron are applied to multiple Convolvulus taxa; wild morning-glory, wild morning glory, wild morningglory, weedy morning glory, perennial morning-glory, perennial morning glory, perennial morningglory, small-flower morning-glory, glory-bind, glory bind, glorybind, common bindweed, hedgebell, bellbine, liseron are applied to multiple Convolvulaceae taxa; corn bindweed, black bindweed, black-bindweed, black bind-weed, black bind-weed, bear-bind, bearbind, bear-bine, bearbine, cornbind, corn-bind, corn lily, corn-lily, cornlily, creeping Jenny, creeping Jennie, creeping-Jennie, creeping-jenny, creeping jenny, birdweed, bird weed, bird-weed, withwind, with-wind, withywind, bindweed, bind-weed, bindweed, bear bind, bear-bind, devil's-gut, devil's gut, devilgut, devil's-guts, devil's guts, devilgut, devilguts, green vine, greenvine, klimop, green vine are applied to taxa in multiple families; white Easter bonnets is more commonly applied to Eriophyllum lanosum
NotesEuropean is a proper name, so upper case preferable
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