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Punning Author Names and Book Titles, Plant Style

Kelly Jensen


Kelly is a former librarian and a long-time blogger at STACKED. She's the editor/author of (DON'T) CALL ME CRAZY: 33 VOICES START THE CONVERSATION ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH and the editor/author of HERE WE ARE: FEMINISM FOR THE REAL WORLD. Her next book, BODY TALK, will publish in Fall 2020. Follow her on Instagram @heykellyjensen.

It might not be Friday — and indeed, Friday might feel miles away — but why not take a mid-week break and enjoy a handful of excellent author name and book title puns, as seen through the names of various plant species.

Naturally, we’re going to link you to various plants throughout the post as well. Because why not? (There’s a nice plant sale going on on Amazon, y’all, and I know how much we all love some great indoor greenery).

Name of the plant is below, and obviously not one of the punned author names. Unless you want it to be. How great would these plants look in your reading nook?

Majesty palm tree


  • Fronds Kafka
  • Figinia Woolf
  • Jules Fern
  • Jane Aspen
  • Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus Flytraps
  • Douglas Fir Adams


Live Anthurium

  • Brown-Eyed Susan Choi
  • Ernest Hempingway
  • Carrie Ficus
  • The Sunflower Also Rises
  • Willa Cactus


Mini bonsai ficus ginseng


  • Oaktavia Butler
  • Stephen King Palm
  • The DaVinci Clove
  • Wuthering Vines
  • Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mangrove


Flowering Bromeliad


  • Rosenplants and Gildenfern Are Dead
  • The Picture of Durian Gray
  • Willow Shakespeare
  • Oscar Wildflower
  • Edgar Allan Pokeweed


Snake Plant

  • Ray Blackberry
  • Call of the Wild Cotton
  • The Clover Purple
  • Orson Speedwells
  • Frankenpine


Split-leaf Philodendron


Hit us with your best plant author/book titles in the comments!