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. An unusual pair of stamens gives the common name to this plant.

Angel Flower (Angelonia angustifolia)

Love-lies-bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)

Monkey Flower (Mimulus x hybridus)

2. Introduced into European gardens in 1600’s; leaves often have horseshoe shaped zone of darker green.

Shirley Poppy (Papaver rhocas)

Cup Flower (Nirembergia repens)

Passion Flower (Passiflora violacea)

Geranium (Pelargonium x hortorum)

3. Has fibrous roots; bears male and female flowers on the same plant and has protective covering on leaves.

Love-in-the-mist (Nigella damascena)

Four O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

Wax Begonia (B. sempervirens – cultorum)

Stock (Matthiola incana)

4. Common name comes from celtic words meaning remove and stone, referring to their use in removing kidney stones.

Chenilla Plant (Acalypha hispida)

Anise Hyssop (Agatache foeniculum)

Vervain (Verbena x hybrida)

Alkant (Anchusa capensis)

5. The specific name, farinacea, means flour in Latin.

Lobelia (Lobelia crinus)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

Cats Wiskers (Orthosiphon stamneys)

Mealycup Sage (Salvia farinacea)

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By Chuck