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. Spreads by rhizomes to make large clumps in 3-4 years.

Black Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia fulgida)

Sneezewort (Helenium autumnale)

Coneflower (Echinecea purpurea)

Tickseed (Goreopsis grandiflora)

2. Accused of causing hayfever but it does not (ragweed does).

Garden Phlox (Phlox paniculata ‘Nicky’)

Goldenrod (Solidago hybrid)

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium purpureum)

Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)

3. Flower heads go from green to pink to rust from mid to late summer.

Sea Holly (Eryngium alpinum ‘Opal’)

Gas Plant (Dietamnus albus)

Meadowsweet (Filipendula rubra)

Sedum Autumn Joy (Sedum x ‘Autumn Joy’)

4. Produce flowers in response to daylenght.

Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema)

Lupin (Lupinus x Russel ‘hybrida’)

Bachelor Button (Centaurea cyanus)

Marigold (Tagetes patula)

5. Pinching is necessary to prevent floppiness.

Beebalm (Monarda didyma ‘Adam’)

Zinnia (Zinnia elegans)

New York Aster (Aster navae-angliae)

Lobelia (Lobelia cardinalis)

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By Chuck