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. Has intense fragrance and berries like dried black peppercorns.

Barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia)

Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonica)

2. Dried branches excellent in arrangements.

Virginia Sweetspire (Ilea virginica)

Indian Hawthorn (Rhaphiolepis indica)

Stewartia (Stewartia ovata grandiflora)

Heather (Calluna vulgaris plena)

3. Very fragrant flowers.

Witch Hazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Camilla (Camilla sasangua)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius)

4. Grown in North for handsome foliage.

Acuba (Aucuba japonica)

Lilac (Syringa vulgaris)

Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia)

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia)

5. Glossy foliage; very fragrant flowers that turn brown if touched.

Gardenia (Fardenia augusta)

Cleyera (Ternstroemia gymnanthera)

Loropetalum (Loropetalum chinense)

Fragrant Viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)

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By Chuck