A Flower with very different names


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Kind of like how mountain lions are also pumas and cougars. It's unsurprising that some flowers have multiple names. I grew up with bachelor buttons as my favorite little flower because they were blue, a real blue not a dark purple most flowers are. But I moved and now most packets I see call them cornflowers, which annoys me because they don't look like corn and corn doesn't have a flower. I only learned that they originally grew in-between the rows of corn in Europe, so it's more a reference to where you found them than what they look like. I was wondering if you know of any other plants that have very different common names?
 
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Well, here in Japan I have had to learn the Japanese names for everything!

For instance though...Ajisai is Hydrangeas
Wasurenagusa are forget-me-nots
Ayame is iris...

The list goes on! So that has been tough for me, being a foreigner living in Japan right now - it was sometimes hard to get across what I was looking for at the local plant stores!
 
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I've also seen bachlor buttons sold a dwarf dianthis , proper family but i have some reservations as to the name . No biggie though , as they say a rose by any other name
 

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