gameThis simple game tests your gardening knowledge by identifying five plants shown in photos from a list of possible names. Two 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 early blooming 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. Small deciduous understory tree.
Witch hazel (Hamamelis intermedia)
Monkey Flower (Mimulus luteus)
Gayfether (Liatris spicata)
Comfrey (Symphytum caycasium)

2. Herbaceous perennial.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula purpurea)
Geum (Geum ‘Borisi’)
Lenten rose (Helleborus orientalis)
Musk mallow (Malva moschata)

3. Broad leaf evergreen shrub.
Winter jasmine (Jasmimum hudiflorum)
Japanese andromeda (Pieris japonica)
Broom (Cytisus x praecox)
Winter daphne (Daphne odora)

4. Bulb.
Grape hyacinth (Muscari armeniacum)
Snow drop (Galanthus nivalis)
Crocus (Crocus vernus)
Glory of the snow (Chionodoxa lucillae)

5. Deciduous shrub.
Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)
Pussywillow (Salix discolor)
Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster multiflorus)
Longspur barrenwort (Epimedium grandiflorum)

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By Karen

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