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 “thumb and mitten” leaves; bark extract dyes wool orange.

American Elm (Ulmus americanana)

Black Walmut (Juglans nigra)

Yupon Holly (Ilex vomitoria)

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

2. Thrives in moist soil; picturesque on a rivers edge.

Weeping Beech (Fagus sylvatica ‘pendula’)

Lombardy Poplar (Populus nigra ‘italica’)

Bald Cypress (Taxodium canadensis)

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

3. Introduced as a replacement for American Elm.

Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata)

Leland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandi)

Quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

4. Tolerates urban conditions well.

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

5. Smooth gray bark with irregular, dark horizontal bands.

Sycamore (Salix babylonica)

Willow Oak (Quercus phellos)

Sycamore (Platanus occidentalis)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

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By Chuck