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. Very toxic hallucinogen used since ancient times.

Jimsonweed (Datura stramonium)

Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)

Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

Elecampane (Inula helenium)

2. Dialates blood vessels thereby lowering blood prressure.

Serpentinewood (Rauvolfia serpentina)

Virginia Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentania)

Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

3. Bark preparations have been used to prevent hemorrhaging after surgery, nosebleeds, and ulcers.

Ma-huang (Ephedra major)

New Jersey Tea (Ceanothus americanus)

Tropical Periwinkle (Catharanthus roseus)

Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

4. Has been used to help people stop smoking.

Indian Tobacco (Lobelia inflata)

Dock (Rumex spp.)

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)

5. Resin used in anti-itch creams and dental cements.

Willow (Salix spp.)

Deadly Nightshade (Atropa belladonna)

Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)

Balsam of Peru (Myroxylon balsamum)

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By Chuck