Encyclopedia of Strangely Named Plants


Does the Voodoo Lily really raise the dead? Do sausages actually grow on trees? And does the Shy Plant lack confidence? In the wonderful plant kingdom there are plants with names so odd you might think they can’t possibly exist. But exist they do, and in this book we visit them on their home turf, and learn all about what they look like, their quirks and habits, and of course also where they get their strange names from.

Colting and Medina’s descriptions are vividly brought to life by Kajfež’s stunning illustrations that harken back to early 20th century biology books.

Written by Fredrik Colting & Melissa Medina
Illustrated by Kaja Kajfež