Name That Plant! [Win 2 Butterfly Center Tickets]

June 29, 2011

Name That Plant!

There are a couple of reasons our Cockrell Butterfly Center is famous for it’s butterflies. One, they’re amazing. And two, they’re in the name.

They would be sad indeed, though, without all the tropical plants that live in the Center, which provide both food, and a place for butterflies to lay their eggs.

Even beyond the plants our butterflies need for their habitat, our Butterfly Center staff maintain a diverse array of species that are worth a visit all on their own. The plant pictured above is one of them.

Which one, you ask? The answer will be revealed in a post from Zac, our horticulturist, as soon as someone guesses correctly! Leave your guess in the comments here to enter – and be sure to include your email address, so we can contact you in you win.

What do you win? The first person with the correct answer gets a pair of tickets to come see the plants (and butterflies) in person. Now…go!

Erin B
Authored By Erin B Blatzer

Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS. In a past life, she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS.

30 responses to “Name That Plant! [Win 2 Butterfly Center Tickets]”

  1. Brandee Smith says:

    Is it Clematis?

  2. Diane Love Maness says:

    Lily Pad?

  3. kelly says:


  4. kelly says:

    I was mistaken- this is a picture of Iron-Wood.

  5. yessenia says:

    Scarlet pimpernel?

  6. George says:


  7. Cathy says:


  8. Pamela says:


  9. Karen says:

    I think it looks like the Princess Flower.

  10. P.A. Cloninger says:

    Little stinker!

  11. Corrie Kennelly says:

    The tree of life guaicum – Lignum vitae

  12. Erin F says:

    We have a winner!

    Here’s the answer, from Zac, our horticulturist:”

    “Kelly came very close with Ironwood, however it wasn’t quite specific enough, there are many trees commonly called Ironwood.

    So, the prize goes to: Corrie Kennelly, with her answer ‘The tree of life guaicum – Lignum vitae.’ She used the correct scientific genus!”

    Congratulations, Corrie! Check your email for instructions on picking up your prize. We’ll have a post from Zac in the next few days with more information on this fascinating plant.

  13. PAK says:


  14. Mary Ann Schmitt says:

    Name for new corpse flower…”Nellie” shortened from the latin name Cornelia(us)

  15. Connie says:

    Named for the black female cat admired by love-struck shunk Pepe LePew

  16. Trinity says:


    Stinky perfume; that smells like nothing on earth.

  17. Trinity says:

    Fragrant Betty

    Everybody loves Betty, no matter what she smells like!

  18. Trinity says:


    Beautiful on the outside and rotten on the inside!

  19. Trinity says:


    Means beautiful flower

  20. Ceeja Fullerton says:

    She should be named BAYOU BETTY.

  21. Jean says:

    Louise, cousin to Lois.

  22. Marilyn says:

    I like Smelma McSmelly

  23. Jay Stoneurner says:

    “Corpse.. it will bloom”

  24. Larry says:


  25. Lonnie says:

    Morticia Adams

  26. Diane says:

    Esproc…..Siol…..Rekinom…..Rewolf..Unusual name for an unusual plant Please see my 4 names above

  27. The flower’s names should be Bella Donna

  28. Gregory D. says:

    Pronounced O-feel-lee-ah

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