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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 (

TaxonPhysaria kingii subsp. bernardina
Family common name(s)crucifer; cruciferae; cruciform; mustard; mustards; cabbage; cress; cresses; brassica
Genus common name(s)physaria; double-bladderpod; double bladderpod; double bladder-pod; double bladde pod
Species common name(s)King's physaria; King's bladderpod; King's lesquerella; King physaria; King bladderpod; King lesquerella; Wallowa bladderpod
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabladderpod, bladder-pod, bladder pod, pop-weed, pop weed, popweed, twinpod are applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesKing is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Kings is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcLesquerella kingii (S. Watson) S. Watson subsp. bernardina (Munz) Munz
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