gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Photos of each plant are accompaned by a clue describing the type of plant or its broad characteristics. To play the game you identify the plant in the photo by selecting the correct name and clicking on the button next to it. Each time you play the game you only have one chance to identify the correct answer for each of the five plants. If you don’t get all of them correct the first time just click the “Let me try again” button located below the game board and try again. If you would like more information about these five plants see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. Large twisted buds open to saucer size flowers.

Love-in-a Mist (Nigella damascena)

Sweet Alysum (Lobularia maritima)

Moonvine (Ipoemoea alba)

Angel Flower (Angelonia angustifolia)

2. Bloom in cool weather, but may be rampant in warm climates.

Climbing Snapdragon (Asarina antirrhiniflora)

Cup and Saucer Vine (Cobaea scandens)

Wishbone Flower (Torenia flourhieri)

Ivy-leaf Geranium (Pelargonium peltatum)

3. The stem like structure bearing the leaves (petiole) has two wings.

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Black-eyed Susan Vine (Thunbergia alata)

Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitilia procumbens)

Five-leaf Akebia (Akebia quinata)

4. Heart shaped leaves; flowers close by mid afternoon.

Mandevilla (Mandevilla sanderi)

Petunia (Petunia ‘Chipper’)

Morning Glory (Ipomea tricolor)

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

5. Climbs by tendrils; fruits are long thin pods.

Nasturtum (Tropaeolum majus)

Sweet Pea (Latyrus odoratus)

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Butterfly Pea Vine (Cliloria termatea)

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By Chuck