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. Foamy plumes turn beige in cold weather and persist thru winter.

Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis)

Blue Stem (Andropogon gerardii)

Switch Grass (Panicum virgatum)

Rabbit Tail Grass (Lagurus ovatus)

2. Available with black flowers.

Fescue (Festuca cinerea)

Moor Grass (Molina caerulus)

Fountain Grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides)

Lyme Grass (Elyinus arenarrus)

3. Blades are razor sharp; 7′ tall.

Feather Reed Grass (Calamagrostis acutiflora)

Pampas Grass (Cortaderia selloana)

Plume Grass (Erianthus ravennae)

Squirrel Tail Grass (Hordeum jubatum)

4. An American native; looks best in large drifts.

Purple Muhly Grass (Muhlenbergia filipes)

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthum latifolium)

Japanese Blood Grass (Imperata cylindrica ‘Rubra’)

Pink Crystal Ruby Grass (Parthenocissus)

5. American native; bears flowers all summer.

Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Praire Drapseed (Sporobalus heterolepis)

Mexican Feather Grass (Stipa tenuissima)

Morning Star Sedge (Carex grayi)

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By Chuck