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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 (

TaxonTrichostema ovatum
Family common name(s)mint; mints; peppermint; dead-nettle; dead nettle; deadnettle; lavender; labiatae
Genus common name(s)trichostema; hair-stamen
Species common name(s)ovate bluecurls; ovate blue-curls; ovate blue curls; San Joaquin bluecurls; San Joaquin blue-curls; Joaquin blue curls; San Joaquin turpentine-weed; San Joaquin turpentine weed; alkali blue-curls; alkali blue curls
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabluecurls, blue curls, blue-curls, blue-curl are applied to multiple Lamiaceae taxa; turpentine weed, turpentine-weed, turpentineweed, terpentine-weed; terpentine weed are applied to taxa in multiple families
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