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. Very susceptible to root rot if overwatered.

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescans)

Vinca (Catharanthus roseus)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

2. A popular cut flower, grows better in a container than in the garden.

Cape Leadwort (Plumbago auriculata)

Busy Lizzie (Impatiens walteriana)

Transvaal Daisy (Gerbera jamesonii)

Cornflower (Centauea cyanus)

3. Has several forms, from this brain like one to feathery plumes.

Floss Flower (Ageratum houstonianum)

Cockscomb (Celosia argentea)

Lobelia (Lobelia erinus)

Wax Begonia (B. sempervirens-cultorum)

4. Easy to grow from seed; needs heavy fertilizing.

Million Bells (Calibrachoa x hybrida)

Prairie Gentian (Eustoma grandiflora)

Love Lies Bleeding (Amaranthus caudatus)

Vervain (Verbena x hybrida)

5. Also known as summer snapdragon; tolerates heat.

Angelonia (Angelonia angustifolia)

Medalion Flower (Melampodium paludosum)

Sweet Alyssum (Lobularia maritima)

Larkspur (Consolida sp.)

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By Chuck