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. Juice of leaves used to treat burns.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

Garlic (Allium sativum)

Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

2. Is said to have magical powers and used to word off evil spirits in the Middle Ages.

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)

Betony (Stachys officinalis)

Saffron (Crocus sativus)

3. Peter Rabbit’s mother gave him tea made from the flowers to sooth his aching head.

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

4. Effective remedy for bruises, external wounds and sores. Internal use not recommended.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

5. Considered by pharmacognosists to be safe and effective against migraines.

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Flax (Linum usitistissimum)

Marjoram (Origanum majorana)

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By Chuck