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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 (

TaxonRosa multiflora
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)rose; wild rose; wildrose; true rose
Species common name(s)multiflora rose; multi-flowered rose; multiflowered rose; multi-flower rose; multiflower rose; multi-flowering rose; many-flowered rose; many flowered rose; many-flower rose; many-flowering rose; baby rose; seven-sisters rose; seven sisters rose; seven sisters' rose; Japanese rambler rose
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxarambler rose, white rambling rose, Japanese rose are applied to multiple Rosa taxa; Mexican rose is applied to taxa in multiple families
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