Question about Naked Ladies

Alani Davis
Thu, 20 Dec 2007 16:12:58 PST
Well this is true and common names add as much fun as frustration. Exactly
what does a small seemingly innocuous plant do or cause to earn the name
Devils Stepmother!

On Dec 20, 2007 6:20 PM, Marguerite English <>

>    Wow!  That was a great rant!  Happens I agree with most of it.
> However....  I like to collect the common names for plants I like.  It
> adds to my interest in them to speculate how they gather them.
>   Also, this forum is a place to use scientific names and everyone who
> comes here probably knows how to use them.  Not every place I go is
> that.  My gardening club is made up of other LOL's who could care less
> as long as the plant grows where we live.   They would stop inviting me
> to the garden club parties if  I only chatted in Latin nomenclature.
>   So don't look at the web page I just issued for them, 'cause all the
> Latin names are on the back page.  But if you'd like to know a little
> about my town, do check it out.   I still have a list of plants to add
> to the plant list, but I put the choices for which I have photos out
> there first.   It isn't about geophytes, but about garden plants that
> are grown or recommended by club members.   Marguerite, about half
> finished with
> wrote:
> > On 14 Dec 07, at 16:12, Marguerite English wrote:
> >
> >
> >> ...I hadn't noticed the name hurricane lilies before, thanks for
> >> sharing it.
> >>
> >
> > I'm going to be one of those plant name snots and disagree. All the
> > plants we grow have perfectly good names assigned by our friends
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