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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 (

TaxonRosa nutkana subsp. nutkana
Family common name(s)rose; rosewort; roseworts
Genus common name(s)rose; wild rose; wildrose; true rose
Species common name(s)Nootka rose; Nootka wild rose; Nootka wildrose; wild Nootka rose
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxacommon wild rose is applied to multiple Rosa taxa
NotesNootka is a proper name, so upper case preferable
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcvar. nutkana
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