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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 (

TaxonStemodia durantifolia
Family common name(s)plantain; plantains
Genus common name(s)stemodia; twintip
Species common name(s)purple stemodia; white-woolly stemodia; white woolly stemodia; white-woolly twintip; white woolly twintip; white-wooly twintip; whitewoolly twintip; whitewooly twintip; blue stemwort; blue streamwort
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsArizonia stemodia [Stemodia arizonica]
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Stemodia arizonica Pennell
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