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Plants with Animal Names

Posted by Sunny_Sky Zone 5 IL (My Page) on
Wed, May 12, 04 at 23:33

Many of the plants that grow in my gardens were obtained through Garden Web's secret swaps, round robins and plant exchanges.

Today I noticed that I have a lot of plants that are named after animals:

OX-eye Daisy
'Margery FISH' Pulmonaria
TOAD Lily
SNAKE Root
OSTRICH Fern
BEE Balm
BUTTERFLY Bush
LAMBS Ears
Chelone 'Pink TURTLEhead'
LEOPARD'S Bane

Thanks to each of you who helped contribute to my menagerie! LOL Are there other animal-named plants that you have?


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RE: Plants with Animal Names

These are plants I met when I lived in Arizona. But I think maybe you are still curious about the interesting names?

COYOTE cotton, gourd, etc.
OWL clover
FISH hook barrel cactus
HEDGEHOG cactus
BEVERTAIL cactus
LARKspur
STORKsbill
FLEAbane
JACKASS clover
BEE plant
DandeLION
SNAKEhead
BUFFALO gourd
CATclaw acacia, vine
ELEPHANT tree
TeddyBEAR cholla
RABBIT brush
BURRO bush
Red or yellow BIRD of paradise


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TIGER lily
snapDRAGON (does that count?)


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This is fun! (Not all of mine are necessarily garden plants.)

FOXglove
CATtails
CATnip
CATmint
BUTTERFLY weed
SPIDER lily
BEAR's breeches
HEN & CHICKS
SHRIMP plant
catch-FLY
BURRO tail sedum
ESCARGOT begonia
whirling BUTTERFLIES
GOOSEneck loosestrife
SWAN gourd
CRANEsbill geranium
teddyBEAR sunflower

...hehehe you got your plants from round ROBIN!


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How about
Zebra Grass
PETunia (thats a stretch)
False Dragonhead
Monkey Grass


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MOUSE-ear coreopsis


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Don't you ever wonder how all these plants got animal names? So funny!


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The ugliest plant name: "Chicken Gizzard" (Iresene).


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DOGtooth violet.
RATTLESNAKE master.
HAWKweed
SNAKEhead fritillaria.

This could be a very long thread.


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A few more off the top of my head
SQUIRL corn
LIONS ear
BUNNY tail grass
COLTS foot
PUSSY toes
BEE balm
GOATS beard
MOSQUETO plant
GOOSENECK loostrife
HENNY penny
LAMBS ear
LEOPARDS bane
OSTRICH fern
RATTLESNAKE master
TROUT lily
calendula PORKYPINE
CARDINAL flower
CAT grass
CRANESbill
horeHOUND
PARTRIDGE pea
raggid ROBIN
shoFLYl
SPIDER flower
TICKseed

Not sure if insects count.
We could start a zoo.
Catrina


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HORSEradish, COCKScomb


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SPIDERwort
solomen's SEAL (thats pushin' it)
Buffao grass


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red twigged dogwood(shrub)....catnip......butterfly bush...venus flytrap......cattails.....


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skunk cabbage...


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Monkey Puzzle
Trout lily
Elephant ears


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Pussy willow
Zebra plant
panda plant (kalanchoe family)
tiger lily
snake plant (sanseveria)
hummingbird vine
butterfly weed
spider plant (chlorophytum)
GOOSEnberry
bat plant (tacco)
dogwood
parrot's beak
parrot tulip, (hmm)
Hope I didn't duplicate...Toni


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