You might have heard about heart leaf philodendron or marble queen pothos – such nice names, no? But have you come across plants with bizarre names? Well, you are in for a treat!
Botanical Name: Dracaena trifasciata
This name was derived from its pointed tips of tongue like, leathery leaves. They look surely as sharp as your mom in law’s tongue!
Botanical Name: Monotropa uniflora
The common name relates to its bizarre coloring, which is due to a lack of chlorophyll. If you spot one in the dark, you’ll mistake it for some ghost for sure!
Botanical Name: Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis
Also known as Buddha’s finger due to unique and fragmented finger-like fruits, the fingers display a cluster-like hand and can be between 5 and 20 in number.
Botanical Name: Kalanchoe delagoensis
This fast-growing plant has got its bizarre name because of the leaves that multiply easily anywhere it falls on the soil. The plant produces tiny plantlets in thousands, too!
Botanical Name: Orchis italica
This weird-looking orchid has got its bizarre name due to, well, look yourself at the picture! Don’t you see a number of naked men there!
Botanical Name: Mammillaria hahniana
This cacti looks like a bun made of some grey and fine aged hair of an old lady. Despite the name, it is one beautiful specimen!
Botanical Name: Cotyledon orbiculata
The oval-shaped leaves of this plant have red-edges, which look a lot like the ears of a pig, hence the name! In sunlight, the coloration gets richer.
Botanical name: Achillea Ptarmica
The strong-scented flowers make people sneeze – the reason why it has that name! People used it to make sneezing powder in ancient times and help people combat sinuses.
Botanical name: Galium aparine
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