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. Red calyxes revealed as petals fall.

Sweet William (Dianthus barbatus)

Dead Nettle (Lamium maculatum)

Leadwort (Ceratostigma plumbaginoides)

Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)

2. Native to moist meadows; may grow to 7′ tall.

Joe Pye Weed (Eupatorium fistulosum)

Iceplant (Delosperma cooperi)

Globe Thistle (Echinops ritro)

Sea Holly (Eryngkium amethystinum)

3. Forms large frothy plant for back of the border.

Show In Summer (Cerastium tomentosum)

Boltonia (Boltonia asteroides)

Chrysanthemum (Dendranthema)

Baby’s breath (Gypsophila paniculata)

4. Native wildflower, 4′-6′ tall.

Obedient Plant (Physostegia virginiana)

Torch Lily (kniphofia uvaria)

Snakeroot (Cimieifuga racemosa)

Russian Sage (Pervoskia atriplicifolia)

5. Tolerates dry shade; forms fountain-like clumps.

Butterfly Plant (Scabiosa columbaria)

Labelia (Labelia siphilitica)

Turf Lily (Liriope muscari)

Sweet Woodruff (Galium odoratum)

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By Chuck