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. Note: Gymnosperms are the group of woody, deciduous and evergreen plants that produce naked seeds, and includes conifers such as pine, spruce and fir.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. Tallest and most important timber tree in the Northeast.

American Yew (Taxus canadensis)

American Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

Japanese Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

2. Cones 4″-6″ long; branches hang downword.

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra)

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodora)

Norway Spruce (Picea abies)

Scrub Pine (Pinus virginiana)

3. Popular Christmas tree.

Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)

Balsam Fir (Abies balsamae)

American Larch (Larix laricina)

Bald Cypress (Taxidium distichum)

4. Used by Indians to make canoes.

American Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

Leyland Cypress (x C. leylandii)

5. Indians and woodsmen made tea from leaves and twigs.

Scotch Pine (Pinus sylvestris)

Japanese Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga candensis)

Cedar of Libanon (Cedrus libani)

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By Chuck