List of U.S. counties named after plants

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  • Jessamine County, Kentucky: Jessamine was, at that time, a common variant spelling of "Jasmine", and old-world flowering aromatic plant, whose distinctive scent might have been brought to mind by early settlers around what they named Jessamine Creek.
  • Pembina County: Pembina is possibly named for the high-bush cranberries which grew wild in the area. Pembina may be from an Ojibwa phrase, anepeminan sipi, referring to the berries, as they grew in abundance around the Redberry River; it may also be from an Ojibwa word meaning meeting place. The name originally applied to the old Pembina Territory.
  • Yuba County, California: Yuba is named for possibly a corruption of the Spanish word uvas (grapes), wild grapes having grown abundantly in the area. Alternatively, it may be a Native American tribe of the Maidu people named Yu-ba.

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