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. Ointment made from its flowers used to ease muscular aches and pains.

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana)

Arnica (arnica spp.)

American Hellebore (Veratrum viride>

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

2. Leaves and fresh leaves believed to heal kidney stones.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Chamomile (Chamaemelum nobile)

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Betony (Stachys officinalis)

3. Used by the ancient Egyptians in embalming.

Elderberry (Sambucus spp.)

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

Feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium)

Myrrh (Commiphora spp.)

4. The bark has been used as aphrodisiacs but can cause temporary impotence.

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

Grindella (Grindella spp.)

Ginger (Zingiber officinale)

5. Also called pot marigold.

Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

Burdock (Arctium lappa)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

Eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis)

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By Chuck