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. Leaves have rolled edges; branches often draped with Spanish moss.

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

River Birch (Betula nigra)

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Leland Cypress (Cupressocyparis leylandii)

2. Fruits are prickly, hanging balls.

Sweetgum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

Tulip Tree (Lirodendron tulipifera)

Zelkova (Zelkova serrata)

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

3. Beautiful yellow and orange color in autumn.

Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)

Sugar Maple (Acer sacchurum)

Larch (Larix decidua)

Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)

4. Leaves with purple, orange and red tints in autumn.

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

White Birch (Betula papyrifera)

Cryptomeria (Cryptomeria japonica)

Sumac (Rhus trichocarpa)

5. Spring female catkins ripen to fluffy white in summer.

Poplar (Populus maximowiczii)

Red Oak (Quercus rubra)

Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens)

Maidenhair Tree (Ginkgo biloba)

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By Chuck