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. Established in European monastery gardes.

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

Borage (Borago laxiflora)

Rue (Ruta graveolens)

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare)

2. Slow growth; pink flowers, black berries.

Northern Sea Oats (Chasmanthum latifolium)

Ribbon Grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

Purple Muhly Grass (Muhlen bergia filipes)

Mondo Grass (Ophlopogon planiscapus)

3. Needs constant supply of moisture, well-drained soil, part shade, and lots of fertilizer in spring.

Radgersia (Rodgersia pinnata)

Ligularia (Ligularia stenocephala)

Ornamental Rhubarb (Rheum palmatum)

Turtlehead (Chelone lyanii)

4. Increases sexual activity in goats.

bishop’s Hat (Epimedium grandiflorum)

Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Wild Ginger (Asarum europaeum)

Boston Ivy (Parthenocissus tricuspidata)

5. Adorned the heads of criminals on their way to execution in the Middle Ages.

Sweet Violet (Viola odorata)

Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Flax (Linum perenne)

Mountain Bluet (Centaurea montana)

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By Chuck