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    10 Funny Plant Names

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    It’s good to have some fun when doing gardening and especially if you plant plants with a funny name. Let your friends laugh when you tell them about your garden! So here is the list of 10 funny plant names. Plant them in your garden because most of them are growing all over the world.

    1. Shaggy Soldier (Galinsoga quadriradiata)

    Galinsoga quadriradiata and its follower G. parfivolia are edible, and you can use it as a potherb or in salads. Mostly used in China because of wild-looking outside.

    Shaggy Soldier (Galinsoga quadriradiata)
    Shaggy Soldier (Galinsoga quadriradiata)

    2. Stiffcock (diospyros crassenevis)

    Stiffcock (diospyros crassenevis)
    Stiffcock (diospyros crassenevis)

    BBC had to apologize to their listeners because they mentioned on the radio this plant and everybody think that this is a random rude word. (source)

    If you look at the pictures, you can see why this herb is claimed to be an herbal Viagra. It smells very strong and tea is very strong, with a delicious taste. This plant is also known as Black Man’s Willy.


    3. Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

    Shagbark Hickory
    Shagbark Hickory

    When growing over 100ft high and living more than 350 years, they give nuts, which are edible and have a very sweet taste. It has 12-24in big leaves. Grows in the United States and Canada.  The nuts are very excellent and taste perfect


    4. Cockhold Herb (bidens connata)

    Cockhold Herb (bidens connata)
    Cockhold Herb (bidens connata)

    Daisy’s family plant grows in Eurasia, North Africa, and North America. You can grow them also in Australia and the Pacific Islands.

    The plant is approximately 80 inches tall, and each year it has up to 3 yellow flowers.


    5. Family Jewels Milkweed (asclepias physocarpus)

    asclepias physocarpus
    Family Jewels Milkweed

    Milkweed from South Africa. Mostly grows in summer and does it very quickly. Plant flowers are small, 1cm wide and with light hoods, and covered with sharp pinches. The brown seeds have silky clusters.


    6. Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)

    Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)
    Sausage Tree (Kigelia africana)

    Kigelia is the Bignoniaceae family plant. This plant is growing only in tropical Africa. The fruit is 2 feet long and weighs about 16lbs, and it looks like a hot dog or sausage.


    7. Knobweed (Hyptis capitata)

    Knobweed (Hyptis capitata)
    Knobweed (Hyptis capitata)

    Knotweed is a plant of the family Lamiaceae. You can see and plant it all over Florida, Mexico, Central America, Australia, and Southeast Asia. It grows up to 1.5m, but be careful with this plant because mostly this counts as a weed.


    8. Sticky Willy (galium aparine)

    Sticky Willy (galium aparine)
    Sticky Willy (galium aparine)

    This plant has a lot of names – Galium aparine, clivers, goosegrass, catchweed, stickyweed, robin-run-the-hedge, sticky willy, sticky willow, stickyjack, stickeljack. A lot, yes? This plant grows all over your garden and all over your other plants and flowers. It attaches small legs everywhere and can grow almost in every place and get everywhere, so be careful, it grows fast and crawls everywhere. And this plant for some people can be dangerous because it can cause contact dermatitis.


    9. Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

    Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)
    Nipplewort (Lapsana communis)

    Lapsana communis, the common nipplewort is almost as same as sunflower. It is native in Europe and southwestern Asia and naturalized all over the world. It’s edible, and the flower is a herb and very healthy. Young leaves can be cooked like spinach. Years ago it was used as a treatment for breast ulcers.


    10. Virgin Thistle (cirsium virginense)

    Virgin Thistle (cirsium virginense)
    Virgin Thistle (cirsium virginense)

    Also known as Mojave thistle. A plant which is native to the southwestern United States and it grows in arid places and deserts. It grows up to 100 inches tall. The leaves are toothed, wooly and can hurt a lot if gets in your body. In Spain they are called – Pinche Puta.


    Of course, there are a lot of other funny plants, but these are more likely to be rude than funny. Most of these plants I do not suggest to plant in your garden because they are more liable to be a weed than a natural plant. Take care!

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