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. Blooms for eight weeks.

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)

Marquerite (Anthemus tinctoria)

Frikart’s Aster (Aster x frikartii)

Ice Plant (Delosperma cooperi)

2. Very long flowering.

Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Speedwell ‘Goodness’ (Veronica alpina)

Snakeroot (Cimicifuga racemosa)

Bloody Crainsbill (Geranium sanguineum)

3. Prefers cool soil and cool nights.

Hen’s & Chicken’s (Sempervivum tectorum)

Gayfeather (Liatris spicata)

Cinquefoil (Potentilla nepalensis)

Foxglove (Digitalis grandiflora)

4. Beautiful garden plant but on the invasive plants list across the U.S.

Lythrum (Lythrum salicaria)

Baby’s Breath (Gypsophilia paniculata)

Fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)

Cardinal Flower (Lobelia cardinalis)

5. Decorative seed pods; invasive.

Gas Plant (Dictamnus albus)

Queen of the Praire (Filipendula rubra)

Chinese Lantern (Physalis alkekengi)

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

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By Chuck