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. Male and female flowers on different trees; fruits winged.

European Mountain Ash (Sorbus aucuparia)

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)

Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)

Sweet Gum (Liquidambar styraciflua)

2. Dense, thorny, angular branching.

Swamp White Oak (Quercus bicolor)

Sugar Maple (Acer sacchurum)

Hawthorne (Crataegus phaenopyrum)

Atlas Cedar (Cedrus atlantica)

3. Deep root system; leaves turn bright red in autumn.

Zelkcova (Zelkova serrata)

Linden (Tilia cordata)

Scarlet Oak (Quercus coccinea)

Poplar (Populus maximowiczii)

4. Side branches droop gracefully; autumn color yellow.

Honey Locust (Gleditsia triacanthos inermis)

Silver Maple (Acer scaccharinum)

Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

American Beech (Fagus grandifolia)

5. Dense, bulky; flowers in foot long spikes.

Sumac (Rhus trichocarpa)

Horsechestnut (Aesculus hippacastanum)

Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera)

European Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus)

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By Chuck