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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 (

TaxonIberis umbellata
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)iberis
Species common name(s)globe candytuft; globe candy-tuft; globe candy tuft; umbellate candy-tuft; umbellate candy tuft; umbellate candytuft
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon candytuft, annual candytuff are applied to multiple Iberis taxa; candytuft, candy-tuft, candy tuft, Spanish-mustard, Spanish mustard are applied to multiple Brassicaceae taxa
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