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!
"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
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