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Name This Plant Game: Medicinal Herbs 8

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 Profilesto get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)
1. Contains one of the active ingredients in asprin. Yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe) Willow (Salix spp.) Marsh Mallow (Althaca officinalis) Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

2. Natural tranquilizer. Elderberry (Sambucus spp.) Fenucreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) Valerian (Valeriana officinalis) Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)

3. Very toxic but has been used effectively to treat gout. Clary (Salvia sclarea) Chamomile (Chamaemelym nobile) Gentian (Gentiana lutea) Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)

4. Long been used to cure female ailments inspite of evidence to the contrary and adverse effect on the heart. Caster Bean (Ricinus communis) Betony (Stachys officinalis) Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides) Grindella (Grindella spp.)

5. Used to treat snake bites in the past but now considered unsafe. Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata) Virginia Snakeroot (Aristolochia serpentaria) Comfrey (Symphytum officinalis) Burdock (Arctium lappa)

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