Tongue Twisting Plant Names

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  1. longk

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    I've been itching to get this one into the Plant Name Game, but I can't see how it's possible.
    So what is your favourite tongue twister of a plant name?

    This is the name that I've been itching to show off...............

    Johannesteijsmanmia Magnifica


    And the plant in question (taken at the Eden Project in 2010).........

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  2. Phil A

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    Quite like Veronica Beccabunga:snork:
     
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    Not exactly a tongue twister but I like it:

    Thymus Vulgaris. aka Common Thyme. I just like how the name suggests there's something vulgar about it.
     
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    Ophioglossaceae, thats always a good un:snork:
     
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    gcc3663 Knackered Grandad trying to keep up with a 4yr old

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    sorry to be pick Longk, but you've made it more difficult to say with a spelling error:runforhills:
    Johannesteijsmannia magnifica - much easier to say (I don;t think)

    Personally I struggly with anything more difficult than Daisy - Latin names give me a headache.:sick0026:
     
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      Booger - now it is soooo much easier to say (and spell)!!!

      There truly is something vulgar about Dracunculus vulgaris Clueless!
       
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      I've just googled it. Yes, I see what you mean.
       
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      Hopefully mine will be this year!
      Last bloomed three years ago - the bulbs are monocarpic.

      Google Dracunculus canariensis - apparently it is sweetly scented.
       
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      There's a Dracunculus vulgaris cluess??:scratch::snork:
       
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      Pedilanthus Thithymaloides.

      Solierolia Solierolii.
       
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