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. Flowers open in sequence from bottom up.

Gladiolus (Gladiolus hortulanus)

Montbretia (Crocosmia x crocosmiiflora)

Fresia (Fresia hybrids)

Cyclamen (Cyclamen coum)

2. Large, bold flower and foliage give tropical look to garden.

Gay Feather (Liatris spicata)

Calia Lily (Zantedeschia acthiopica)

Canna Lily (Canna x generalis)

Camas (Camassia leichtlinii)

3. Strongly scented, bloom in August.

Nile Lily (Agapanthus hybrids)

Oriental Lily (Lilium hybrids)

Fritillaria (Frityillaria imperialis)

Persian Onion (Allium aflatunense)

4. The ends of cut stem must be dipped in hot water for a second when used in flower arrangements.

Tuberous Begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida)

Dahlia (Dahlia x pinnata)

amaryllis (Amaryllis belladona)

Tiger Flower (Tigridia pavonia)

5. Flat grassy leaves; fragrant flowers.

Rain Lily (Zephranthes atamasco)

Grecian windflower (Anemone blanda)

Garlic Chive (Allium stuberosum)

Meadow Saffron (Colchicum autumnale)

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By Chuck