Interior Garden Design in Jacksonville, FL

Ever heard of a Sneezewort, or a Monkey Puzzle Tree? We’ve got a whole list of wonky plants and the inside scoop on where they got their funny names!

#1 Sneezewort Yarrow (Achillea ptarmica)


Sneezewort Yarrow Plant



Also known as: Sneezeweed


I’m named this because… I was once used as a sneezing powder. Sneezeweed was dried up and used to get people to sneeze to clear out their sinuses!


Fun fact: This plant doesn’t just make people sneeze; it can also be eaten in salads or used as an insect repellent.


#2 Hooded Skullcap (Scutellaria galericulata)


Hooded Skullcap

Hooded Skullcap. Photo Credit: Fornax


Also known as: Marsh Skullcap


I’m named this because… my flowers look like caps


Fun fact: The Hooded Skullcap is part of the mint family but it doesn’t taste like mint! One of its relatives is also famous, the plant, called mad-dog weed, was used in medieval times as a remedy for rabid-dog bites.


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