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. Infusion of leaves used for laxitive but raw leaves contain high levels of oxalic acid.
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)
Dock (Rumex spp.)
Autumn Crocus (Colchicum autumnale)
Gentian (Gentiana lutea)

2. Promotes good liver function.
Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana)
Oregon Grape (Mahonia aquifolium)
Valerian (Valeriana officinalis)
Arnica (Arnica spp.)

3. Used to aid kidney function and chronic nephritis.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia johimbe)
Pipsissewa (Chimaphila umbellata)
Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

4. Root contains compound that is used for high blood pressure and as a tranquilizer.
Serpentwood (Rauvolfia serpentina)
Marsh Mallow (Althaea officinalis)
Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)
Coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara)

5. Decongestant used to treat asthma.
Ma-huang (Ephedra major)
Blue Cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)
Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens)
Wahoo (Euonymus atropurpurea)

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By Chuck