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Common Names to Love

Some plants have some rather unusual and humorous common names.  Can you match the plant with its name?  Answers follow below.
1. wonkapin a. Nelumbo lutea (yellow lotus)
2. kinnikinnik b. Ornithogalum umbellatum (Star of Bethlehem)
3. nap-at-noon c. Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)
4. old man and woman d. Sempervivum tectorum (hens and chicks)
5. blowballs e. Yucca gloriosa
6. soldiers and sailors f. Taraxacum (dandelion)
7. Lord's candlestick g. Pulmonaria (lungwort)
8. love-in-idleness h. Phalaris arundinacea (ribbon grass)
9. angel's fishing rods i. Dierama (wandflower)
10. gardener's garters j. Viola tricolor



1. a

2. c

3. b

4. d

5. f

6. g

7. e

8. j

9. i

10. h

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