Lady Gaga gets 19 species of ferns named after her!

By Hindustan Times

Pop star Lady Gaga has got 19 new species of fern named after her by scientists at Duke University.

The ferns, all under one genus, was named after Gaga by Kathleen Pryer, a professor of biology at Duke and director of the school's herbarium, "because of her fervent defense of equality and individual expression", reported New York Times.

"We think that her second album, 'Born this Way,' is enormously empowering, especially for disenfranchised people and communities like LGBT, ethnic groups, women," said Pryer in a statement.

An admiration for Gaga's work for equal rights wasn't Pryer's only reason.

The fern reproduces by spores that can grow into plants that could end up being male, female, or bisexual (apparently even plants can go both ways).