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 turn orange and red in fall, wonderful exfoliating bark.

Weigelia (Weigelia florida)

Paperbark Maple (Acer griseum)

Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

Wax Myrtle (Myrica cerifera)

2. Fruit is a pair of winged samaras.

Witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana)

Camellia (Camillia japonica)

Japanese Maple (Acer palatum)

Star Magnolia (Magnolia stellata)

3. Redish brown bark flakes to form attractive patches in winter.

Stewartia (Stewartia pseudocamellia)

Pyrocantha (Pyrocantha coccinea)

Russian Sage (Pervoskia antriphcifolia)

Crape Myrtle (Lagerstroemia indica)

4. Small pink flowers in spring.

Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius)

Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Lilac (Syringea vulgaris)

Serviceberry (Amelanchier grandiflora)

5. Largest tree with purple leaves.

Fothergill (Fothergilla gardenii)

Buckeye (Aesculus pavia)

Privet (Lugustrum japonica)

Purple Beech (Gacus sylvantica purpurea)

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By Chuck