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Name This Plant Game: Medicinal Herbs 2

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. Name derived from one of the Greek graces who was known for her mirth and joy.

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

Lobelia (Lobelia inflata)

Betony (Stachys officinalis)

2. It is said to have provided the wood for Christ’s cross.

Lemon Verbena (Aloysia triphylla)

Basil (Ocimum basilicum)

Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)

3. Sticky substance formed on flower heads, children used as chewing gum.

Spearmint (Menta spicata)

Bay (Laurus nobilis)

Grindelia (Grindella spp.)

Aloe (Aloe barbaderis)

4. Shakespeare used ti as an image of persistent annoyance or sign of humble fortune.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus spp.)

Burdock (Arctium lappd)

Fenugreek (Trigonclla foenum-graecum)

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

5. Said to have a slightly narcotic effect when taken internally.

Passion Flower (Passiflora incarnata)

Rue (Ruda graveolens)

Flax (Linum usitistissimum)

Garlic (Allium sativum)

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