Singapore - United States first lady Laura Bush joined luminaries such as Ricky Martin and Margaret Thatcher on Tuesday when Singapore named an orchid after her.
The "Mokara Laura Bush" is a yellow flower speckled with pale orange-brown spots.
"Oh that's beautiful," the first lady said when a bouquet of the flowers was presented to her at Singapore's National Orchid Garden.
"I can't imagine anything nicer than having an orchid named for yourself," she said.
About 50 people attended the orchid-naming ceremony, which took place during a 15-hour visit to Singapore by the first lady and US President George Bush.