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. Layers of bark used for canoe and wigwam covering.

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Arborvitae (Thuga occidentalis)

Tulip Tree (Lirodendrom tulipifera)

White Oak (Quercus alba)

2. Heartwood valued for veneer and other decorative uses.

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Black Walnut (Juglans nigra)

Leland Cyprress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)

Sugar Maple (Acer sacchurum)

3. Popular in wiindbreaks.

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlanticus)

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra ‘italica’)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

4. Almost wiped out by disease.

American Elm (Ulmus americana)

American Yew (Taxus canadensis)

Pin Oak (Quercus palustris)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

5. Leaves very difficult to rake up in fall.

Quaking Aspen (Populus tremuloides)

Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)

Red Maple (Acer rubrum)

Willow Oak (Quercus Phellow)

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By Chuck