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Name This Plant Game: Medicinal Herbs 7

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. One of the bitter herbs of the Bible; consumption may lead to serious mental disturbance.

Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana)

Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

Horehound (Marrubium vulgare)

Wormwood (Artemesia absinthiuym)

2. High mucilage content accounts for healing properties.

Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

Comfrey (Symphyutum officinale)

Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)

Myrrh (Commiphora spp.)

3. Has strong camphor like odor.

Orris (Iris germanica)

Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis)

Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra)

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)

4. Very toxic; genus name taken from a Greek goddess, Mother of the Furies.

Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpurea)

Aloe (Aloe barbadensis)

Uva-ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Calendula (Calendula officinalis)

5. Used by Indians to treat snake bites and bites of poisinous insects.

Echinacea (Echinacea angustifolia)

Fenucreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)

Arnica (Arnica spp.)

Chamomile (Chamaemelym nobile)

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