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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 (

TaxonHeuchera parishii
Family common name(s)saxifrage; saxifrages
Genus common name(s)heuchera; alumroot; alum-root; alum root; allum root; coral bells; coralbells
Species common name(s)Parish's alumroot; Parish's alum-root; Parish's alum root; Parish alumroot; Parish alum-root; Parish alum root; Mill Creek alumroot; Mill Creek alum root; San Bernardino Mountains alumroot; San Bernardino Mountain alumroot; San Bernardino Mountain alum root
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacoral flower is applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesParish is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Parishs is an error
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