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8 Funny & Strange Plant Names (Slideshow)

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8 Funny & Strange Plant Names (Slideshow)

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet”
- Romeo and Juliet

Mother-in-Law’s Cushion or Hens and Chicks certainly don’t sound like plants that are easy on the eyes. But, like William Shakespeare’s Juliet once opined, does the name itself really matter?! Read on for some plants with seriously strange and amusing names, and a little insight into how they got those names in the first place!

Earlier: 8 of the World’s Most Beautiful Gardens

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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7:47PM PDT on Aug 15, 2013

Love the TickleMe Plant that moves like an animal and is so much fun to tickle!

1:03PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Interesting.Thanks for sharing

9:54PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012


8:22AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Fascinating, already aware of several. Always a delight to check out plants/trees that I am unacquainted with. So many varieties are scattered across the world. Love the sausage tree, interesting that the fruit gets so heavy. Many intriguing leaves.

6:39PM PDT on Jul 26, 2012

I love the pet TickleMe Plant because it really does moves like it is being Tickled when you Tickle It! See video use coupon code GIFT to save $2.00

7:38AM PDT on Jul 12, 2012

love these!

4:01AM PDT on Jul 2, 2012

Resurrection ferns are awesome! I bought my mum one for Yule, she loves it.

5:19AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012


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