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. Seed must be soaked or nicked before sowing.

Bells of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)

Four O’Clocks (Mirabilis jalapa)

Flowering Tobacco (Nicotina alata)

Million Bells (Calibachoa x hybrida)

2. Flowers similar to those of Delphinium.

Lion’s Ear (Leonotis leonurus)

Larkspur (Consolida)

Vervain (Verbena x hybrida)

Snapdragon (Antirrhinum sp.)

3. Old fashioned plant brought to America by colonists.

Bush Violet (Browallia speciosa)

Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus)

Wax Begonia (B. sempervirens-cultorum)

Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)

4. Extremely tough; equally attractive in a vase as in a garden.

Toadflax (Linaria maroccana)

StaticeLimonium sinuatum)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa)

5. In the same family as coffee; petal parts in 5’s.

Star Flower (Perntas lanceolata)

Heliotrope (Heliotropium arborescans)

Zinnia (Sinnia elegans)

Cape Daisy (Osteospermum)

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By Chuck