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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 (

TaxonMimulus exiguus
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)mimulus; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Species common name(s)San Bernardino Mountains monkeyflower; San Bernardino Mountains monkey-flower; San Bernardino Mountains monkey flower; San Bernardino Mtns monkeyflower; San Bernardino Mtn monkeyflower; San Bernardino Mtns monkey-flower; San Bernardino Mtns monkey flower; San Bernardino Mountain monkeyflower; San Bernardino Mountain monkey-flower; San Bernardino Mtn monkeyflower
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaannual monkeyflower, annual monkey-flower, annual monkey flower are applied to multiple Mimulus s.l. taxa; monkey faces, monkey-faces is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Erythranthe exigua (A. Gray) G.L. Nesom & N.S. Fraga
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