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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 (

TaxonPeritoma lutea
Family common name(s)cleome; spiderflower
Genus common name(s)peritoma
Species common name(s)yellow cleome; yellow bee-plant; yellow bee plant; yellow beeplant; yellow spider-flower; yellow spider flower; yellow spiderflower; yellow spiderwort; yellow-flowered bee-plant; yellow-flowered bee plant; yellow-flower beeweed; yellow flower beeweed; gold cleome
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxabeeplant, bee-plant, bee plant, beeflower, bee-flower, bee flower, spiderflower, spider-flower, spider flower, stink-weed, stink weed, stinkweed, stinkflower, stink-flower, stink flower, spider-flower, spider flower, spiderflower, spiderwort, spider-wort, spider wort are applied to taxa in multiple families
Common name(s), rejectednot recommended: Indian pink
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcCapparaceae; Cleome lutea Hook.
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