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. One of fines herbs of French cooking with parsley, thyme and tarragon.

Salad Burnet (Poterium sanguisorba)

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Horseradish (Armoracia rusticona)

Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)

2. The root is dried and used in hot beverages, particularly coffee.

Anise (Pimpinella ansium)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Chicory (Cichorium intybus)

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus)

3. Inner bark curls into sticks as it dries; sticks used whole or ground.

Cinnamon (Cinnamon zeylanicum)

Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

4. Small dried buds have wintergreen flavor especially good in mulled wine.

Angelica (Angelica archangelica)

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum)

Thyme (Thymus valgaris)

5. Attracts many beneficial insects.

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

Sweet Cicely (myrrhis odorata)

Saffron (Crocus sativus)

Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum)

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By Chuck