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. Juice of roots used in Europe to treat diabetes and liver diseases.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Myrrh (Commiphora spp.)

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)

Wahoo (Euonymous atropurpurea)

2. One of the most popular cough and fever remedies of the past, now considered just a weed.

Horehound (Hyssopus officinalis)

Boneset (Eupatoriuym perfoliatum)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinialis)

Agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria)

3. Used to stimulate the appetite.

Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

Wormwood (Artemesia absinthium)

Arnica (Arnica spp.)

Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

4. Contains the soothing chemicals also present in Ben-Bay.

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Marsh Mallow (Althaea oficinalis)

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

5. Believed to be the herb pressed into Christ’s wounds to stop the bleeding during the crucifiction.

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

American Hellebore (Veratrum viride)

Echginacea (Echinacea angustifolia)

Vervain (Verbena officinalis)

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By Chuck