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8 Funny & Strange Plant Names (Slideshow)

 

8. Monkey Puzzle Tree

When the Monkey Puzzle Tree was first brought to England from its native Chile, a friend of a gardener purportedly exclaimed, “It would puzzle a monkey to climb that,” and thus the oddly shaped tree got its name. The species’ age makes it a living fossil, and it is protected in its native land.

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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!
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1:03PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

Interesting.Thanks for sharing

9:54PM PDT on Aug 13, 2012

nice

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
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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

thanks

5:19AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

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5:19AM PDT on Jun 25, 2012

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