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. Good groundcover for dry woodland Lady.

Bottle Gentian (Gentiana andrewsii)

Red Baneberry (Actaca rubra)

Sharp-lobed Hapatica (Hepatica acutiloba)

Barren Strawberry (Waldsteinia fragariodes)

2. Red berries attract birds in summer.

False Solomon’s Seal (Smilacina racemosa)

Rattlesnake Master (Eryngium yuccifolium)

Cut Leaved Toothwort (Dentaria laciniata)

Showy Tic Trefoil (Desmodium canadense)

3. Leaves heart shaped at base becoming finely cut up the stem.

Boneset (Eupatroium perfoliatum)

New England Aster (Aster hovae-angliae)

Sm. Flowered Alumroot (Iteuchera micrantha)

Golden Ragwort (Senecio aureus)

4. Stem has yellow sap used by Indians as dye.

Canada Milk Vetch (Astragalus canadensis)

Rough Blazing Star (Liatris aspera)

Wood Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum)

Satin Flower (Sisyrinchium douglasii)

5. Prone to white mold on leaves when crowded or stressed.

NY Ironweed (Veronica naveboracensis)

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

Salal (Gaultheria shallon)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

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By Chuck