Home
About Us
Sun Gardening

10 plants with rude (but hilarious) names

One of our colleagues sent us an amusing e-mail earlier this week and, to be fair, it made us snigger. So, for something a bit different, here are 10 plants with rude (but hilarious) names. If you are easily offended, we would like to apologise in advance.

1. Stiffcock Botanical name: Diospyros crassenevis

2. Shagbark Botanical name: Carya ovata

3. Cockhold Herb Botanical name: Bidens connata

4. Sausage Tree Botanical name: Kigelia africana

5. Family Jewels Milkweed Botanical name: Asclepias physocarpus

6. Knobweed Botanical name: Hyptis capitata

7. Shaggy Soldier Botanical name: Galinsoga ciliata

8. Sticky Willy Botanical name: Galium aparine

9. Nipplewort Botanical name: Lapsana communis

10. Virgin Thistle Botanical name: Cirsium virginense

Not the most high-brow thing you'll read today but we hope it made you smile.



Back to Main News

More from Sun Gardening...

Tulips from Amsterdam (Video)
The Keukenhof Garden, near Lisse in the Netherlands, is probably the most famous spring garden in...

The future of plant disease detection
For many years, plant breeders have been developing varieties with natural resistance to certain pro...

Chelsea 2017
The Sun Gardening is linking up once again with the Horticultural Trades Association to stage the fi...

Where next...

Pests & Diseases
Videos
Step by Step Projects
Main News
Offers




Copyright 2017 All rights reserved.