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. Cool weather edging plant.

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens wallerinia)

Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana sylvestris)

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Cupflower (Nierembergia)

2. Single Victorian men wore this in their lapel to signify their marital status.

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Cockscomb (Celosia argentea)

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

Cupids Dart (Catananche caerulea)

3. Flowers are edible.

Medallion Flowers (Melampodium paludosum)

Brazilian Jasmine (Mandelvilla sanderi)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

4. Edging plant with strong fragrance.

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

Vervain (Verbena)

Johnny Jump Up (Viola tricolor)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

5. Antirrhinum comes from Greek for “opposite snout.”

Angleflower (Angelonia angustifolia)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Larkspur (Consolida)

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