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. Also called Virginia Cowslip, Lungwort Oysterleaf, and Roanoke Bells.

Azure Bluet (Houstonia caerulea)

Virginia Bluebell (Mertensia virginica)

Blue Flag (Iris virginica)

Woodland Phlox (Phlox divaricata)

2. Small underground corms are edible and chestnut flavored.

Foam Flower (Tiarella cordifolia)

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia hirsutlcaulis)

3. Seeds are spread by ants that are attracted to fleshy organs on the seed.

Fringed Bleeding Heart (Dicentra exima)

Jack in the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

Dutchmans Breeches (Dicentra cucullaria)

Lupine (Lupinus perennis)

4. Colonies can be up to 300 years old.

Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum)

Shooting Star (Dodecatheon sp.)

Trillium (Trillium grandiforum)

Toad Lily (Tricyrtis formosana)

5. Leaves are mitten shaped, roots tuberous and black.

Coneflower (Echinaceae thalictroides)

Cardinalflower (Echinacead purpurea)

Rue Anemone (Thalictrum thalictroides)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa)

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By Chuck