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. Easy to grow almost anywhere; roadside wildflower favorite.

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Caladium (Caladium bicolor)

Twinspur (Diascia)

2. Old fashioned plant, self seeds readily.

Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum)

Monkey Flower (Mimulus)

Spider Flower (Cleome hassleriana)

3. Strong scent, unpleasant to some.

Wallflower (Erysimlum)

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Petunia (Petunia)

French Marigold (Tagetes patula)

4. VanGogh loved them and so do kids.

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Campion (Lychnis)

Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum segetum)

Sunflower (Helianthus annus)

5. Date back to mid-1700’s; good cutflower but foilage is disease prone.

California Poppy (Escholzia californica)

Satin Flower (Clarkia amoena)

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Maiden Pink (Sweet Alyssum)

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By Chuck