Virtual Tour


It's called "lamb's ears." We think this is the softest plant at the arboretum. When you visit, touch its leaves to see if you agree with us. Lamb's ears are really easy to grow. Ask your parents to find some at your local nursery (a place that sells plants). They like lots of sun so plant them in an open spot. Be sure to keep them watered when it gets too hot and dry. Then introduce your friends to your green pet!

Bonus fact:
"Furry" plants like lamb's ears use the wooly hairs on their leaves to protect them from too much sun.

How to find lamb's ears at the Arboretum:
Walk in the entrance of the National Herb Garden. You'll find lots of lamb's ears on both sides of the path.

Scientific name for lamb's ears: Stachys byzantina

Go to Previous slideGo to Map Go to Next slide


Kids Page Map Go to Introduction Go to slide 2-4 Go to slide 5-9 Go to slide 10 Go to slide 11-12 Go to slide 13 Go to slide 14-15 Go to slide 16 Go to slide 17 Go to slide 18 Go to slide 19-20 Go to slide 21 Go to slide 22 Go to slide 23 Go to slide 24 Go to slide 25 Go to slide 26 Go to slide 27 Go to slide 28

Go directly to a specific tour stop by clicking a specific spot on the Map above

Start here, at the beginning

Browse thumbnail images of the Virtual Tour with links to each specific spot

Or, go back to the top of this page

Or, go back to the Virtual Tour for Kids Introduction Page

 Back to the Arboretum Home Page
Arboretum Information || Events & Education || Gardens & Horticulture || Research Activities
Support the Arboretum || New Plant Introductions || USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map || Comments
Search Our Site

Last Updated   July 10, 2009 9:21 AM