There’s a new genus of ferns out there, and they’re named for Lady Gaga. No … Seriously.
Scientists at Duke University were initially inspired by Lady Gaga’s costume at the 2010 Grammy’s which resembled a bisexual fern gametophyte. Biologist Kathleen Pryer was also inspired by Gaga’s second album, Born This Way. And finally, the genus’ new moniker was sealed by an unusual sequence in its genome that is completely unique, and—yep, you guessed it—GAGA. No word yet on whether or not her ladyship is aware of this amazing botanical honor, but it wouldn’t be the first time science and Gaga met.