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. Compact, mounding, heat tolerant.

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Spirea (Spirea bumalda ‘gold flame’)

Russian Olive (Elaeagnus ongustifolia)

Leucothoe (Leucothoe fantanesiana)

2. Berries can be made into wine or jam.

Photinia (Photinia serrulata)

Trailing Arbutus (Epigae repens)

Germander (Teuerium chamaedrys)

Elderberry (Sambucus nigra ‘blacklace’)

3. Flowers very fragrant.

Osmanthus (Osmanthus ilicifolius)

Daphne (Daphne barkwoodii)

Privet (Ligustrumk vulgare)

Saucer Magnolia (Magnolia soulengiana)

4. Mature branches have exfoliating bark.

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Eastern Ninebark (Phyusocarpus opulifolius)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

5. Red stems provide winter color.

Wormwood (Artemesia ‘Powis Castle’)

Clethra (Ternstroemina gynanthera)

Skimmia (Skimmia japonica)

Redtwig Dogwood (C. alba ‘elegantissima’)

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By Chuck