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. Especially attractive to bumble bees and nocturnal moths.

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Blue Star (Amsonia nubreatii)

Corn Flower (Centaurea cyanus)

Foamflow (Tiarella cordifolia)

2. One of the latest perennials to emerge in the spring.

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Snap Dragon (Anthirrinum majus)

Million Bells (Calibracoa x hybrida)

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

3. Foliage is pungent when bruised or crushed.

Catmint (Nepeta x faessenii)

Jupiter’s Beard (Centranthus ruber)

Nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)

Russian Sage (Peroskia atriplicifolia)

4. Noted for its very long bloom time; fern-like blue gray foliage.

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

Wild Indigo (Baptisia australis)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium ocloratum)

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

5. Deep cut feathery foliage; gets floppy in rich soil.

Blanket Flower ‘Goblin’ (Gaillardia ‘Goblin’)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Yarrow (Achillea filipendula)

Lady’s Mantle (Alchmilla mollis)

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By Chuck

3 thoughts on “Name This Plant Game: Summer Blooming Perennials 2”
    1. Perhaps it was an educated guess or you are a very good guesser. I’m glad you enjoyed the game; I think they are fun as well as educational.


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