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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 (beth.painter.48@gmail.com).





TaxonLysichiton americanus
groupMonocots
FamilyAraceae
Family common name(s)arum; arums; aroid; philodendron; calla
Genus common name(s)lysichiton
Species common name(s)western skunk-cabbage; western skunk cabbage; western skunkcabbage; yellow skunk-cabbage; yellow skunk cabbage; yellow skunkcabbage; American skunk-cabbage; American skunk cabbage; American skunkcabbage; yellow skunk-cabbage; yellow skunk cabbage; yellow skunkcabbage; swamp lantern; swamp lanterns
 
 
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxapolecat-weed, polecat weed, clumpfoot cabbage are applied to multiple Araceae taxa; skunk cabbage, skunk-cabbage, skunkcabbage, skunk-weed, skunk weed, skunkweed, swamp cabbage are applied to taxa in multiple families
 
NotesAmerican is a proper name, so upper case preferable
 
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