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    Green Day Flower – Things Named After Famous People
    June 05, 2013

    Thing Named After Green Day: Macrocarpaea dies-viridis – a species of night-blooming flowers within the Macrocarpaea genus named after Billie Joe and co.

    From what our research has told us, the flower named after Green Day looks more like a dried-up weed. However, when its in a nocturnal bloom, the particular type of Macrocarpaea named after the punk-rock trio probably looks similar to the picture above (which is actually one of its sister species).

    According to Rolling Stone, “Harvard researchers bestowed the name “dies-viridis” (Latin for “green day”) upon their newly minted species of night-blooming flower after listening to the band while driving throughout Ecuador on their research trips.”

    We wonder which Green Day tracks made it onto their road trip playlist… we’d put money on ‘Welcome to Paradise.’

    Full article at Pop Crush: HERE

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on June 05, 2013

Thing Named After Green Day: Macrocarpaea dies-viridis – a species of night-blooming flowers within the Macrocarpaea genus named after Billie Joe and co.

From what our research has told us, the flower named after Green Day looks more like a dried-up weed. However, when its in a nocturnal bloom, the particular type of Macrocarpaea named after the punk-rock trio probably looks similar to the picture above (which is actually one of its sister species).

According to Rolling Stone, “Harvard researchers bestowed the name “dies-viridis” (Latin for “green day”) upon their newly minted species of night-blooming flower after listening to the band while driving throughout Ecuador on their research trips.”

We wonder which Green Day tracks made it onto their road trip playlist… we’d put money on ‘Welcome to Paradise.’

Full article at Pop Crush: HERE

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Alokita's picture

wow look d genus iss... billie joe and co.

Alokita's picture

fukin cull.... it looks more like marijuana.. i guess tats y the names green day..... m proud 2 b n idiot.. ;p

longview23's picture

That's funny. I thought of that too. They took their name from marijuana and now the plants are taking it back again! It doesn't really make sense though since this plant flowers at night.

Dany's picture

great !!!!  .'D   !!!!!!!!!!!!!  (._.)/

Jessica Pradhan's picture

Green Day with a flower, wow. First Green Day in humans now in nature too! :D !!!!