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. Known for its longevity.

Giant Sequoia (Sequoiadendron giganteum)

Blue Spruce (Picea pungens ‘gllauca’)

Balsam Fir (Abies Balsamae)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

2. A fire friendly tree.

Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum)

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodora)

Eastern Hemlock (Tauga canadensis)

Lodgepole Pine (Pinus contorta)

3. Very fast growing commonly used as a screen.

White Pine (Pinus strobus)

Douglas Fir (Psudotsuga taxifolia)

Leyland Cypress (Pinus lambertiana)

American Holly (Ilex opaca)

4. Popular container plant; very susceptible to spider mites.

Norway Spruce (Sequoia sempervirens)

Dwarf Alberta Spruce (Picea glauca conica)

American Yew (Taxus canadensis)

Poplar (Populus maximowifzii)

5. Blue color; dense cones look solid.

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica glauca)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

Bristlecone Pine (Pinus aristata)

Arborvitae (Thuja occidentalis)

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By Chuck