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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 marmorata
Family common name(s)lopseed; lop-seed; lopseeds; monkeyflower; monkey-flower; monkey flower
Genus common name(s)erythranthe
Species common name(s)no common name specific to this taxon found
Common name(s) specific to synonym; taxon noted in bracketsWhipple's monkey-flower [Mimulus whipplei]; Whipple's monkey flower [Mimulus whipplei]; Whipple's monkeyflower [Mimulus whipplei]; Whipple monkey-flower [Mimulus whipplei]; Whipple monkey flower [Mimulus whipplei]; Whipple monkeyflower [Mimulus whipplei]
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
NotesWhipple is a proper name, so upper case preferable; Whipples is an error
Synonymy: The Jepson Manual (1993), FNA, PLANTS, etcScrophulariaceae s.l.; Mimulus marmoratus Greene; Mimulus whipplei A.L. Grant
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