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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 (

TaxonErythranthe arvensis
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)erythranthe
Species common name(s)blunt-calyxed monkeyflower; blunt-calyxed monkey-flower; blunt-calyxed monkey flower
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketssmall-flowered monkey-flower [subsp. micranthus]
Common name(s) generally applied to other taxa or multiple taxaseep monkeyflower, seep monkey-flower, seep monkey flower, yellow monkeyflower, yellow monkey-flower, yellow monkey flower, annual yellow monkeyflower, perennial yellow monkeyflower, common monkeyflower, common monkey-flower, common monkey flower, large monkeyflower, large monkey-flower, large monkey flower, showy monkeyflower, showy monkey-flower, showy monkey flower, snouted monkeyflower, snouted monkey-flower, snouted monkey flower, hairy mimulus, spotted monkey flower are applied to multiple Mimulus s.l. taxa; monkey faces, monkey-faces is applied to taxa in multiple families
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC. subsp. arvensis (Greene) Munz; Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC. var. arvensis (Greene) A.L. Grant; Mimulus arvensis Greene; Mimulus guttatus Fisch. ex DC. subsp. micranthus (A. Heller) Munz; Mimulus micranthus A. Heller; Mimulus longulus Greene
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