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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 (

TaxonErysimum repandum
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)erysimum; wallflower; wall-flower; wall flower; blistercress; blister-cress; blister cress
Species common name(s)repand wallflower; repand cheirinia; spreading erysimum; spreading wallflower; spreading wall-flower; spreading wall flower; spreading wormseed; bushy wallflower; bushy wall-flower; bushy wall flower; lazy wormseed mustard
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatreacle mustard, treacle-mustard are applied to multiple Brassicaceae taxa; hedge-mustard, hedge mustard, hedgemustard are more commonly applied to Sisymbrium
Noteswal flower is probably an error
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