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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 (

TaxonDiplacus fremontii
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)diplacus
Species common name(s)Frémont's monkeyflower; Frémont's monkey-flower; Frémont's monkey flower; Frémont's mimulus; Fremont's monkeyflower; Fremont's monkey-flower; Fremont's monkey flower; Fremont's mimulus; Frémont monkeyflower; Frémont monkey-flower; Frémont monkey flower; Frémont mimulus; Fremont monkeyflower; Fremont monkey-flower; Fremont monkey flower; Fremont mimulus
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsone-sided monkeyflower [Mimulus subsecundus]; one-sided monkey-flower [Mimulus subsecundus]; one-sided monkey flower [Mimulus subsecundus]; onesided monkeyflower [Mimulus subsecundus]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaannual monkeyflower, annual monkey-flower, annual monkey flower are applied to multiple Mimulus s.l. taxa; monkey faces, monkey-faces is applied to taxa in multiple families
NotesFrémont, Fremont are proper names, so upper case preferable; Frémonts, Fremonts, Fremon's are errors
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Mimulus fremontii (Benth.) A. Gray var. fremontii; Eunanus fremontii Benth. in DC.; Mimulus subsecundus A. Gray; Eunanus subsecundus (A.Gray) Greene
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