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. Require abundant moisture.

Snow In Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Creeping Phlox (Phlox sublata)

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata)

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

2. Flowers pollinated by ground hugging insects.

Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum)

Candituft (Iberis sempervirens)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium, odoratum)

Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)

3. Hundreds of cultivars; primere shade plant.

Plantian Lily (Hosta sp.)

Toadflax (Linaria maroccana)

Peperonia (Peperonia sp.)

Pothos (Epipremnum aureum)

4. Compete well with trees for nutrients and water.

Lamb’s Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Spurge (Pachysandra terminalis)

Statice (Limonium sinuatum)

Fescue (Festuca cinerea)

5. Multiplies very rapidly in shady, moist areas.

Periwinkle (Vinca majus)

Creeping Zinnia (Sanvitalia procumbens)

Creeping Jenny (Lysamachia nummularia)

Praire Dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepsis)

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By Chuck