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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 (

TaxonDiplacus clevelandii
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)diplacus
Species common name(s)Cleveland's bush-monkeyflower; Cleveland's bush monkeyflower; Cleveland's bush-monkey-flower; Cleveland's bush monkey-flower; Cleveland's bush monkey flower; Cleveland's monkeyflower; Cleveland's monkey-flower; Cleveland's monkey flower; Cleveland's mimulus; Cleveland bush-monkeyflower; Cleveland bush monkeyflower; Cleveland bush-monkey-flower; Cleveland bush monkey-flower; Cleveland bush monkey flower; Cleveland monkeyflower; Cleveland monkey-flower; Cleveland monkey flower; Cleveland mimulus
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabush-monkeyflower, bush monkeyflower, bush-monkey-flower, bush monkey-flower, bush monkey flower are applied to multiple Mimulus s.l. taxa; monkey faces, monkey-faces is applied to taxa in multiple families
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended: Cleveland's bush monkey
NotesCleveland is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Clevelands is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Mimulus clevelandii Brandegee
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