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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 (

TaxonLepechinia ganderi
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)lepechinia
Species common name(s)Gander's pitcher-sage; Gander's pitcher sage; Gander's pitchersage; Gander pitcher-sage; Gander pitcher sage; Gander pitchersage; San Diego pitcher-sage; San Diego pitcher sage; San Diego pitchersage; San Diego pitcher plant
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapitcher-sage, pitcher sage, pitchersage are applied to multiple Lamiaceae taxa
NotesGander is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Ganders is an error
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