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Thegoldenone80
Oct 3, 2017 10:00 PM CST
I'm doing a project for Christmas presents. I'm going to draw or frame a photograph of plants that have similar names to some of my loved ones. I believe I only need the common name and the scientific name and then I can do the rest of the research myself.
I need plant names similar to the names below.
Angelina
Alyssa
Joshua
Elizabeth “Lizzy”
So far the first three I seem to have found but I want to be sure. It's Elizabeth that I can't find any match for.

Thanks,

Ryan Larsen
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webesemps
Oct 3, 2017 10:08 PM CST
Not sure this would help but try this:
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lovemyhouse
Oct 3, 2017 10:19 PM CST
Impatiens walleriana is also known as Busy Lizzy. Smiling

Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)
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Frenchy21
Oct 3, 2017 10:19 PM CST
Some Impatiens have a nickname of Busy Lizzy.

Busy Lizzy (Impatiens walleriana Fiesta™ Lavender Orchid)

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sooby
Oct 4, 2017 4:10 AM CST
There's a daylily called 'Elizabeth'

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IrisLilli
Oct 4, 2017 5:22 AM CST
There are a lot of roses with 'Elizabeth' in their names:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

...and even more irises:

Irises with 'Lizzy' in their names:
Tall Bearded Iris (Iris 'Dizzy Miss Lizzy')
Border Bearded Iris (Iris 'Frizzy Lizzy')
Louisiana Iris (Iris 'Dizzy Lizzy')

Irises with 'Elizabeth' in their names:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...
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plantladylin
Oct 4, 2017 6:36 AM CST
Hi Ryan, Welcome! What a wonderful idea for gift tags!

You can click on the links below to view database photos of beautiful plants with the name of 'Elizabeth'. *Note: Photos are sometimes copyrighted and I'm not certain but you might need permission from the owner before using them for your project.

Bellflower (Campanula takesimana 'Elizabeth')
Magnolia 'Elizabeth'
Ginger Lily (Hedychium 'Elizabeth')
Bush Anemone (Carpenteria californica 'Elizabeth')
Clematis (Clematis montana 'Elizabeth')
Orchid (Rhyncholaeliocattleya Golden Sands (1970) 'Elizabeth')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Remembering Elizabeth')
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Thegoldenone80
Oct 4, 2017 7:13 AM CST
I'm guessing the other names are somewhat obvious?
You have all given me some great ideas.

Thanks

Ryan
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greene
Oct 4, 2017 8:20 AM CST
Since you said the names could be similar if not the same...for Angelina you might use Angelonia:
Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia)

For the name Alyssa there are a ton to select from:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Here is a list for Joshua:
https://garden.org/plants/sear...

Hope this helps and good luck with your project. What a nice idea. Thumbs up
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Thegoldenone80
Oct 4, 2017 8:32 AM CST
Google has been useless in this search. Thank you all.
I thought I was going to have to go with Joshua Tree for Joshua.

If anyone still has some great ideas please add them.

Thanks,

Ryan.
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greene
Oct 4, 2017 9:22 AM CST
I found a plant with the name Angelina here:
http://www.missouribotanicalga...

You can see the same plant in our NGA database here:
Sedum (Petrosedum rupestre subsp. rupestre 'Angelina')
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Baja_Costero
Oct 4, 2017 9:43 AM CST
Joshua Tree?

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SonoveShakespeare
Oct 9, 2017 2:56 PM CST
There is also a daylily called Sandra Elizabeth. To me, it kind of reminds me of when an older adult, like a parent brings out a child's middle name, along with the first name. I think it can also have meaning to bright and alluring, because the flower itself is so beautiful and stands out tall and proud among others.
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plantladylin
Oct 9, 2017 3:44 PM CST
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SonoveShakespeare
Oct 10, 2017 7:48 AM CST
Thanks Lin for sharing your Sandra Elizabeth Daylily photos. Were you confused about which Sandra Elizabeth Daylily I was talking about? If you were, I was referring to the bright yellow ones. I am shocked that there is another Sandra Elizabeth. I love the purple-ish color and the yellow/green throat. Smiling
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 10, 2017 7:59 AM CST
@SonoveShakespeare/Ian, those aren't actually my photos. they are from the garden.org plant database where additional images of each particular Daylily can be viewed:
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sandra Elizabeth')
Daylily (Hemerocallis 'Sandra Elizabeth Rea')

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Bonehead
Oct 10, 2017 8:02 AM CST
Ryan, you mentioned that a normal internet search didn't help all that much. You might try searching on this site. Open Plants Database (gray tool bar above) then 'search by name' and enter whatever you want. For example, if you just enter Lizzy you will get all sorts of hits, and can quickly see which entries have photographs associated with them.
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SonoveShakespeare
Oct 10, 2017 1:10 PM CST
I see, Lin. D'Oh! My bad. sorry.

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