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. Fragrant old fashioned plant that fades in high heat and humidity.

Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescens)

Cape Lead Word (Plumbagho auriculata)

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

2. Most popular bedding plant, especially for shade.

Medalian Flower (Melampodium paludosum)

Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walteriana)

Caladium (Caladium bicolor)

3. Very fragiant flower that open yellow and mature to white.

Angels Trumpet (Brugmansio x cendida)

Floss Flower (Ageratum houstonianum)

Spider Plant (Cleome hassleriana)

Fushia (Fushsia x hybrida)

4. Closely related to petunias but with excellent weather tolerance and a low growing habit.

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

California Poppy (Escholzia californiea)

Million Bells (Calibrahoa x hybrida)

Wax Begonia (B. semperflorens-cultorum))

5. Great cut flower used by florists; die out in heat and humidity.

Swan River Daisy (Brachycome iberidifolia)

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Hibiscus (Hibisus acetosella)

Praire Gentian (Eustoma grandiflora)

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By Chuck