Acer also known as maple: Acer is Latin for sharp. Romans used the tree to make arrows.
Aquilegia: From Latin aquila for eagle. So called because of its wing-shaped petals.
Buddleja: Named after the seventeeth-century english botanis Adam Buddle.
Campanula: From Latin campano for bell. Flowers are bell-shaped.
Forsythia: After the eighteeth-century Scottish gardener and writer William Forsyth.
Fuchsia: After the sixteeth-century German botanist and herbalist Leonard Fuchs.
Orchid: From the Greek orchis for testicle. Bulbs of many species are shaped like testicles.
Philodendron: From the Greek phileo for I love, and dendron for tree.
Phlox: From the Greek word for flame. Brightly colored flowers.
Raphanus or radish: From the Greek ra for quick, and phainoma for to appear. Fast-growing vegetable.
Sedum: From the Latin sedere, to sit. Low-lying plant.