Mac u LA tus; from Latin meaning spotted
Many plants have spotted parts: flowers, stems, or leaves. Maculatus is most often used as a specific epithet but is also employed to indicate a subspecies, variety, or cultivar.
Nemophila maculata, also called baby blue eyes and fivespot, is an annual in the borage family, and endemic to California. It has bowl-shaped white flowers with five purple spots.
Phlox maculata, also known as wild sweet William, is a perennial in the Polemoniaceae family and native of eastern North American. It has red spots on its stem.
Aloe maculata ( syn. Aloe saponaria), known as soap aloe, is a native of southern Africa. It has variegated leaves with distinct H-shaped spots.
Corymbia maculata (syn. Eucalyptus maculata), is endemic to Australia where it is known as spotted gum. It is tall tree with white, grey or pink spotted bark.