Global pop star, fashion icon, activist, and plant namesake? Seems like Duke University botanists have gone gaga for Lady Gaga. The botanists have named 19 new species of fern after the pop singer with the genus Gaga, acknowledging the singer’s “fervent defense of equality and individual expression.” Seventeen of the fauna are being reclassified from the Cheilanthes, Gaga picked up two new discoveries under her moniker: Gaga germanotta, the singer’s last name, and Gaga monstraparva, a shout-out to Gaga’s little monsters, have "fluid definitions of gender” and include GAGA in their DNA base pairs. Researchers said they were inspired by Gaga’s green Armani Primé get-up at the 2010 Grammy Awards, which reminded them of the ferns' bisexual reproductive stage. Her music, too, served as an inspiration: they listen while doing their research. But those are not the only species Gaga has to her name: University of Thailand scientists named a parasitic wasp, Aleiodes gaga, for the singer in September.