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. Long blooming; colors include white, pink, red and blue depending on cultivar.

Matesecross (Lychnis chalcedonica)

Beebalm (Monarda didyma)

Speedwell (Veronica spicata)

Evening Primrose (Oenothera spediosa)

2. Vigorous grower; prefers fertile acid soil.

Meadow Sage (Salvia pratensis)

Globethistle (Echinops ritro)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

3. Melts out during the summer in hot humid areas.

Lambs Ear (Stachys byzantina)

Goat’s Beard (Arucus dioicus)

Sneezewort (Helenium autumnale)

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

4. Can be a thug in moist soil and full sun.

Turf Lily (Liriope muscari)

Gooseneck Loosestrife (Lysimachia clethroides)

Queen of the Praire (Filipendula rubra)

Candytuft (Iberis sempervirens)

5. Wooly gray-green leaves; short lived.

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata)

Shasta Daisy (Chrysanthemum x superbum)

Rose Champion (Lychnis coronaria)

Coneflower (Echinacea pupurea)

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By Chuck