Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Alternative Plant Names: Trail Penis
Well, a real fake scientist doesn't just go half way. The plant pictured here goes by the names of "chaparral yucca" or the vaguely religious name "Our Lord's Candle". (Scientific name: Yucca whipleii). Well, we have abandoned these non-secular common names and have renamed this beautiful plant Trail Penis. Anyone who has hiked in California's chaparral in spring will know why.
Note, however, that this trail penis tends to bend to the left a bit.
For those of you who don't appreciate plants named after genitalia, please use the slightly modified alternative name, "Our Lord's Q-tip"