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. Leaves and roots once dried and used as snuff.

Sneezewort (Achillea ptarmica)

Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana)

Blackberry Lily (Belamcanda chinensis)

Blackeyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

2. A good substitute for Campanula in hot climates.

Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia)

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Ladybells (Adenophera lilifolia)

Wandflower (Gaura lindeimeri)

3. Require copious amounts of water in growing season.

Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)

Goldenrod (Solidago hybrida)

African Lily (Agapanthus hybrida)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

4. Likes cool, well drained soil.

Carpathian Harebell (Campanula carpatica)

Sedum (Sedum ‘Autum Joy’)

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Bletilla (Bletilla striata)

5. Leaves are woolly on both sides.

Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis cinnamonea)

Cupid’s Dart (Catananche caerulea)

New York Aster (Aster novac-angliae)

Shasta Daisy (Chriysanthe mum x superbum)

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By Chuck