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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 etrusca
Family common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle; honeysuckles
Genus common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle
Species common name(s)Etruscan honeysuckle; Etruscan honey-suckle; Etruscan honey suckle
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaItalian honeysuckle, Italian woodbine are applied to multiple Lonicera taxa; bearberry, bear-berry, bear berry are more commonly applied to Arctostaphylos; twinberry, twin-berry, twin berry, withwind, woodbine, honey-suckle, honey suckle are applied to taxa in multiple families
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