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. Tea made from plants collected after flowering used to treat asthma.

Stinging Nettle (Urtica dioica)

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Wormwood (Artemesia absinthiuym)

2. Has been used to create two anticancer drugs.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)

Ma-hung (Ephedra major)

Tropical Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

3. Important source of medicine used to treat heart ailments, especially conjested heart failure.

Dock (Rumex spp.)

Willow (Salix spp.)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

4. Very toxic; once used as a truth serum.

Serpentwood (Rauvolfia serpentina)

Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

5. Bitter and pungent; the root is in compounds used to treat diseases of the chest.

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

Fenucreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Games pointer

By Chuck