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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 (

TaxonLonicera involucrata var. ledebourii
Family common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle; honeysuckles
Genus common name(s)honeysuckle; honey-suckle; honey suckle
Species common name(s)involucred honeysuckle; involucred honey-suckle; involucred fly-honeysuckle; involucred fly honeysuckle; bracted honeysuckle; bracted honey-suckle; bracted honey suckle; black twinberry honeysuckle; black twinberry; black twin-berry; black twin berry; four-lined honeysuckle; four-line honeysuckle; four line honeysuckle; fourline honeysuckle; coast twinberry
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxafly honeysuckle, fly-honeysuckle, twinberry honeysuckle, twin-berry honeysuckle, bearberry honeysuckle, bear-berry honeysuckle, bear berry honeysuckle, bush honeysuckle, bush honey-suckle, bush honey suckle are applied to multiple Lonicera taxa; twinberry, twin-berry, twin berry, withwind, woodbine, wild honeysuckle, honey-suckle, honey suckle, bearberry, bear-berry, bear berry, skunkberry, skunk-berry, skunk berry are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesLedebour is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Ledebours is an error
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