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. One of the most common bedding plants for sunny public places with yellow marigolds.

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walteriana)

Spiderplant (Cleome hasslerianna)

Wax Begonia (Begonia semperflorens)

Scarlet Sage (Salvia splendens)

2. Loves heat and humidy; perennial in Gulf States.

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)

Petunia (Petunia sp.)

3. Flowers close in late afternoon.

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum sp.)

4 O’clock (Mirabilis jalapa)

4. ‘Blue Danube’ has edged borders for decades.

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanthus)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Floss Flower (Ageratum houstonianum)

English Daisy (Bellis perennis)

5. Does well with high heat and humidity.

Medallion Flower (Melaimpodium paludosum)

Ornamental Kale (Brassica oleracea)

Sunflower (Helianthus annus)

French Marigold (Tagetes patuila)

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By Chuck