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Name This Plant Game: Summer Blooming Perennials 10

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. A “cutback shrub” that regrows each year.

Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Bluebeard (Caryopteris x clandonensis)

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana)

2. Foliage is bold and forms dark green clumps.

Amsonia (Amsonia hubrectii)

Stokes Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Japanese Anemone (Anemone x hybrida)

3. Shade lover with flowers borne in the axils of the leaves that clasp the stem.

Yarrow (Achillea filipendula)

Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Sneezewort (Helenium autumnale)

Toad Lily (Tricyrtis hirta)

4. Tends to roam and flop.

Bugleweed (Ajugha reptans)

Boltonia (Boltonia asteroides)

Hardy Ageratum (Eupatorium coelestinum)

Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia)

5. Native wildflower at home in wet meadows.

Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla molis)

Monks’ Hood (Aconitum hapellus)

Turtlehead (Chelone lyonii)

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

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