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. A member of the pea family; good for dry sites.

Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)

Peegee Hydrangea (H. paniculata)

Heather (Calluna vulgaris)

Shrub Bush (Lespedeza bicolor)

2. Blooms all summer even in hot, dry conditions, even along highways.

Indigo (Indigofera kirilowi)

Oleander (Nerium oleander)

Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius)

Bridal Wreath (Spirea prunifolia plena)

3. Flowers best when severely pruned in late winter.

St John’s Wort (Hypericum calycinum)

Crossleaf Heath (Erica tetralix)

Daphne (Daphne burkwoodii)

Butterflybush (Buddleia daviddi)

4. Seeds resemble a cheese wheel and have been used in the making of a diuretic

Mallow (Malva sylvestris)

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

Spirea (Spirea bumalda)

Bottlebrush Buckeye (Aesculus parviflora)

5. Strong spicey fragrance.

Heavenly Bamboo (Nandina domestica)

Red Twig Dogwood (C. alba ‘Elegantissima’)

Carolina Allspice (Calycanthus floridus)

Privet (Ligustrum japonicum)

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By Chuck