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. Male and female flowers occur on different plants.

Spiderwort (Tradescantia x andersoniana)

Goat’s Beard (Aruncus dioicus)

Tickseed (Coreopsis grandiflora)

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

2. Tolerates heat and humidity well; thick deep roots.

Balloon Flower (Platycodon grandiflora)

Yarrow (Achillea fillipendulina)

Wandflower (Gaura lindeimeri)

Foxglove (Digitalis purpurea)

3. Over 70,000 cultivars available.

Blanket Flower (Gaillardia ‘Goblin’)

Speedwell (Veronica specata)

Daylily (Hemerocalis sp.)

Sneezeweed (Helenium autumnale)

4. Native to Southeastern U.S.; but bred for showier flowers.

Stoke’s Aster (Stokesia laevis)

Russian Sage (Pervoskia atriplicifolia)

Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum x superbum)

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

5. Old fashioned plant with leaves that often clasp the stem.

Sundrop (Oenothera tetragona)

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Maltese Cross (Lychnis chaleedonica)

Cardinalflower (Lobelia cardinalis)

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By Chuck