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. Primary ingredient of Lydia Pinkham’s Health Tonic.

Fenu Creek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

2. Recommended for vision problems and eye irritations.

Clary (Salvia sclarea)

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

3. Prescribed as a laxative for children and the elderly.

Castor Beans (Ricinus communus)

Betony (Stachys officinalis)

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Orris (Iris germanica florentina)

4. Common name is Spanish for “sacred bark;” used as a remedy for constipation.

Chamamile (Chamacmelum nobile)

Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata)

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana)

Germander (Teucrium chamacdrys)

5. Important component in cough drops.

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Grindelia (Grindelia spp.)

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By Chuck