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. Found by Bartram in Georgia, the plant is now extinct in the wild.

Bridalwreath (Spirea prunifolia plena)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Franklinia (Franklinia alatamaha)

English Boxwood (Buxus suffruticosa)

2. In its native Japan the leaves are used to make tea.

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Camellia (Cammelia sasanqua)

Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)

Cornelian Cherry (Cornus mas)

3. Pink flowers in spring give rise to white berries in fall.

Gardenia (Gardenia augusta)

Butterflybush (Buddleia davidii)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Snowberry (Symphoricaarpos albus)

4. Four corky ridges adorn the stems.

Broom (Cytisus praecox)

Winged Euonymous (Euonymous alata)

Abelia (Abelia grandiflora)

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

5. Evergreen and thorny; often espalied.

Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Yaupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Pyracantha (Pyracantha coccinea)

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By Chuck