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. The stigmata of the flowers are sold in single strands or in ground form.

Saffron(Crocus sativus)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Betony (Stachys officinalis)

Lovage (Levisticum officinale)

2. Odysseus used this herb to keep Circe from turning him into a pig.

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

Angelica (Angelica archangelica)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

3. Used in making gin.

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

Juniper (Juniperus communis)

Woad (Isatis tinctoria)

Hops (Humulus lupulus)

4. Used as mouse bait in the Middle Ages.

Anisum (Pimpinella anisum)

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Rosemary (Rosmarius officinalis)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

5. A significant ingredient in rye bread.

Hyssop (Hyssop officinalis)

Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis)

Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius)

Caraway (Carum carvi)

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By Chuck