the name Eremophila

Subject: the name Eremophila
From: "John Leonard" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 00:23:06 +0000
Sounds odd that "Eremophila" should be both a bird and and a plant (both "lovers of deserts", or "lovers of solitary places"), but I can think of another example.

Arenaria is the generic name for the Sanderling, and for a genus of European cruciferous plants, Sandworts. Both are "sandy".

John Leonard

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