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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 (

TaxonPogogyne nudiuscula
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)pogogyne; mesa mint; mesa-mint; mesamint; beardstyle; beard-style
Species common name(s)Otay Mesa pogogyne; Otay Mesa mint; Otay pogogyne; Otay mesa-mint; Otay mesa mint; Otay mesamint
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaSan Diego pogogyne is applied to multiple Pogogyne taxa
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