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. Larval host plant for American Painted Lady.

Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia fragarioides)

New York Ironweed (Vernonia noveboracensis)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Pasque Flower (Anemone patens)

2. Thrives in wet meadows in full sun.

Canada Mayflower (Maianthemum dilatatum)

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Solomon’s Seal (Polygonatum biflorum)

Boneset (Eupatorium perfoliatum)

3. Bumble bees are one of the few insects that can get into the flower for pollination.

Bee Balm (Monarda didyma)

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Oregon Sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)

4. Spring ephemeral related to mustard.

Black Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Purple Prairie Clover (Petalostemum purpureum)

Cut-Leaved Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)

Wild Senna (Cassia hevecarpa)

5. Larval host plant for Western Tailed Blue Butterfly.

Bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Stiff Goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

Wood Sorrel (Oxalis oregana)

Canada Milk Yetch (Astragalus canadensis)

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By Chuck