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. Genus name means “finger-like”.

Jacobs Ladder (Polemonium caeruleum)

Yellow Foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Snakeroot (Cimieifuga racemosa)

2. Does poorly south of zone 6.

Primrose (Primula auricula)

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Foxglove (Digitalis mertonensis)

Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)

3. Very large plant, too big for most gardens.

Queen of the Prairie (Filipendula rubra)

Peony (Paeonia lactiflora)

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

Belladonna Delphinium (D. belladonna)

4. Famous for its role as a floristry filler.

Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus)

Baby’s Breath (Gypsophilia paniculata)

Sweet Woodruff (Gahum odorata)

Gas Plant (Dictamnus albus)

5. Needs a lot of water and shade.

Poppy (Papaver orientalis)

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Ligularia (Ligularia stenocephata)

gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

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By Chuck