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Name This Plant Game: Spring Blooming Shrubs 1

This 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. You can also try this game again with Early Blooming Plants 1, Early Blooming Plants 2, or Early Blooming Plants 3, Spring Bulbs 1, or Spring Bulbs 2.

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

1. One of the earliest flowering shrubs.
Waxmyrtle (Myrica cerifera)
Indian Hawthgorn (Rhaphiolepis indica)
Forsythia (Forsythia x intermedia)
Privet (Ligustrum japonicum)

2. Loves acid soil; belongs to the Kurume group.
Azalea (Rhododendrom x hybridum)
Plum Yew (Cephalotaxus harringtonia)
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

3. Old fashioned shrub bearing flowers in flat clusters.
Silverbell (Spirea japonica)
Lilac (Halesia tetraptera)
Bridal Wreath (Spirea japonica)
Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

4. Flowers begin chartreuse in color.
Snowbell (Styrax japonica)
Oleander (Nerium oleander)
Hydrangea (Hydrangea paniculata)
Snowball Viburnum (Viburnum macrocephalum)

5. Evergreen shade loving; only hardy to zone 7.
Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
Camellia (Camellia japonica)
Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii)
Aucuba (Aucuba japonica)

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