Plant names that evoke memories or lead you into deep thought
October 13, 2015 11:47pm CST
I have come across some plant names that make me laugh, think or even meditate. Yesterday I came a across a post that mentioned Jacob's ladder. Its the name of a plant .. but has a great Biblical connotation and significance for me. We have been discussing the same thing in our Bible study for weeks now. Other names like Mother in laws tongue for sanservera satvia. corpse flower mother in laws cushion for a cactus ( mother in laws are singled out for funny names) Forget me not The wandering Jew Kiss me over the garden gate Lady's slippers Do you know of any funny sounding plants that evoke memories of objects or lead you into thought
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• Boston, Massachusetts
15 Oct 15
@sofssu I swear that wasn't there the first time , or maybe it was and I forgot. Now I have to think of another one. Foxglove? I mean, do foxes wear gloves? How about cool plants like Deadly Nightshade? I mean, that would put you off planting it.
15 Oct 15
@Rollo1 LOL .. never mind but these two are really good.. imagine foxes with gloves and yeah the creepy deadly night shade. We have a few of the deadly night shade growing in the yard next to ours. How about shoe flower.. how could someone come up with name like that for a beautiful flower?