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. Best growth and autumn color in dry infertile soil.

Smokebush (Cotinus coggygria)

Hinoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

2. Drippings from cones and buds made into syrup.

Boxwood (Buxus suffruticosa)

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Mugo Pine (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

3. Rich purple berries borne in clusters.

Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulangiana)

Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica)

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

4. Slow growing; deer resistant; fruits popular in Japan.

Youpon Holly (Iles vomitoria)

Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)

Redbud (Ceris canadensis)

Bradford Pear (Pyrus calleryana)

5. Aromatic gray berries attractive to birds.

Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American Yew (Taxus canadensis)

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

Butergflybush (Buddleia davidii)

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By Chuck