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. Contains substance that decreases bacterial resistance to antibiotics.

Cleyera (Ternstroemina gymnanthera)

Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

Bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

2. Similar in appearance to boxwood; male and female flowers on different plants.

Japanese Holly (Ilex crenata)

Cherry Laural (Prunus laurocerasus)

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)

3. Likes shade; tolerant of drought and air pollution.

Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)

Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)

Beautyberry (Callicarpa japonica)

Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)

4. Commonly used in floristry as well as for landscaping in the South.

Honoki Cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa)

Redbud (Ceris canadensis)

Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo mughus)

Pittosporum tubira (Magnolia stellata)

5. Flowers and leaves cam be made into decaction to expel intestinal parasites.

English Boxwood (Buxus suffruticosa)

Lavender (Santolina chamaecyparissus)

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

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By Chuck