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. Can be cut to the ground to encourage new growth.

Leucothoe (Leucothoe fantanesiana)

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Wormwood (Artemesia ‘powis castle’)

Oregan Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

2. Berries and leaves poisonous.

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Daphne ‘Carol Mackie’ (Daphne burkwoodii)

Burford Holly (Ilex cornuta burfordi)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

3. Gray foliage, unique trunk, shredding bark in winter.

Thorny Elaegnus (Elaegnus pungens)

Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster dammeri)

Russian Olive (Elaeagnus angustrfolia)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulengiana)

4. Called “Mayflower” by Pilgrims, good groundcover, difficult to grow.

Trailing Arbutus (Epigae repens)

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina donestica)

Euonymous (Euonymous fortunei)

Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)

5. Leaves up to 16″ in length, held stiffly horizontal.

Photinia (Photinia scrrulata)

Clethra (Ternstroemina gynanthera)

Leatherleaf Mahonia (Mahonia beali)

Privet (Ligustrum vulgare)

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By Chuck