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Table 2 Nomenclature using animal physical characteristics to describe the morphological characteristics of the parts of plants

From: Wild plant folk nomenclature of the Mongol herdsmen in the Arhorchin national nature reserve, Inner Mongolia, PR China

Folk names Meaning Corresponding plants Related part and morphological characteristics
chonon suul Wolf tail Calamagrostis epigejos Inflorescence shape
Calamagrostis pseudophragmites
dagan suul Tail of 2 yrs horse Chloris virgata Inflorescence shape
bogan suul Marten tail
eljigen taurai Donkey hoof Malva verticillata Leaf shape
hereen nud Crow eye Asparagus dauricus Fruit shape
hurgan qihi Lamb ear Polygonum lapathifolium Leaf shape
taulain tangnai Rabbit palate Potentilla anserina Leaf shape
Potentilla chinensis
temeen huh Camel teat Cynanchum thesioides Fruit shape
tihan hul Chicken feet Digitaria ischaemum Inflorescence shape
wuherin hel Bull tongue Plantago asiatica Leaf shape
Plantago depressa
Plantago major
uhan sahal He-goat beard Iris tenuifolia Leaves shape
yamaan eber Goat horn Cynanchum chinense Fruit shape