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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 (

TaxonLonicera ciliosa
Family common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle; honeysuckles
Genus common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle
Species common name(s)orange honeysuckle; orange honey-suckle; orange honey suckle; orange honey suckle; orange wild honeysuckle; Northwest honeysuckle; western trumpet honeysuckle; western trumpet honey-suckle; western trumpet honey suckle; western trumpet
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxawestern honeysuckle, western honey-suckle, trumpet honeysuckle, climbing honeysuckle, vining honeysuckle are applied to multiple Lonicera taxa; bearberry, twinberry, twin-berry, twin berry, withwind, woodbine, trumpet vine, twining vine, honey-suckle, honey suckle, bearberry, bear-berry, bear berry are applied to taxa in multiple families
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