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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 (

TaxonScutellaria tuberosa
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)scutellaria; scutellaire; skullcap; skull-cap; skull cap; helmkraut; hoodwort; hood-wort; hood wort; hoodwart; mad-weed; madweed
Species common name(s)tuberous skullcap; tuberous skull-cap; tuberous skull cap; blue tuberous skullcap; Danny's skullcap; Danny's skull-cap; Danny's skull cap; Danny skullcap; Dannie's skullcap; Dannie's skull-cap; Dannie's skull cap
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon skullcap, blue skullcap, blue skull-cap, blue skull cap are applied to multiple taxa; Quaker bonnets, Quaker-bonnets, Quaker bonnet, Quaker's bonnet, helmet-flower, helmet flower, helmetflower are applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcsubsp. similis (Jeps.) Epling; Scutellaria pilosiuscula Nutt. ex Benth.
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