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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 (

TaxonLantana montevidensis
Family common name(s)verbena; vervain; vervains
Genus common name(s)lantana; shrub-verbena; shrub verbena; shrubverbena' shrub-verbean; shrub verbean
Species common name(s)trailing lantana; trailing shrub-verbena; trailing shrub verbena; trailing shrubverbena; creeping lantana; weeping lantana; small lantana; purple lantana; Montevideo lantana
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxatea-plant, tea plant are applied to taxa in multiple families
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