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 spring bulbs see their Plant Profiles to get tips for growing each of them.

Photos Plant Names (Select the correct name and click the button)

1. The evergreen leaves are heart shaped with burgundy variegation along the veins.

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Creeping Phlox (Phlox sublata)

Floss Flower (Ageratum houstonianum)

Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus ruber)

2. Dies down after blooming and goes dormant.

Peachleaf Bellflower (Campanula persicifolia)

Globe Flower (Trollius ledebourii)

Ballon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Oriental Poppy (Papaver orientale)

3. Used to make May Wine.

Rock Soaport (Saponaria ocymoides)

Speedwell (Veronica spiceta)

Lungwort (Pulmonaria longifolia)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

4. Also known as Blue Star; fine textured folige turns goldan yellow in fall.

Bachelor Button (Centaurea montana)

Amsonia (Amsonia hubrictii)

Virginia Spiderwort (Tradescantiax andersoniana)

Joe Pie Weed (Eupatorium maculatum)

5. Bears large black seed capsules.

Blue Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Lavender Cotton (Santolina ericoides)

Cornflower Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Columbine (Aquilegiax hybrida)

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By Chuck