It’s Time for a Plant Quiz!

1. DenverHow well do you know your plants?

For the past few years I’ve posted a monthly bird quiz. I hope you’ve enjoyed the challenge. This morning, as I identified plant after plant for my GardenCompass.com clients, I suddenly wondered why I have never created a plant quiz—so I did. Now you too can experience the joys and frustrations of identifying random plants.

I’ve attempted to provide you with a realistic demonstration of what I do. Therefore, all I’m telling you is where the photo was taken. (The Garden Compass app has a GPS feature.) I’m responsible for answering questions from all the mountain states, from New Mexico and northern Arizona to Idaho, plus Nebraska and both Dakotas, but for this round, I stuck to plants seen in Colorado.

I’ve made my pictures bigger than the ones we receive. You’re welcome. Not every photo is tack-sharp, but they are more-or-less properly exposed. No silhouettes this time. Because we can contact the client and ask for additional information, I’ve included a second photo for two of the pictures (see links at the end of the quiz).

Finally, the last photo is of a plant that I have not yet identified. Can you figure it out before I do?

Have fun! The answers will be posted next week.

1. Denver
1. Denver
2. Denver
2. Denver
3. Denver
3. Denver
4. Denver (additional photo available)
4. Denver (additional photo available below)
5. Eleven Mile Canyon, Teller County
5. Eleven Mile Canyon, Teller County
6. Denver
6. Denver
7. Colorado Springs
7. Colorado Springs
8. Denver
8. Denver
Castle Rock, CO
9. Castle Rock, CO
10. Colorado Springs
10. Colorado Springs
11. Eleven Mile Canyon, Teller County
11. Eleven Mile Canyon, Teller County (additional photo available)
12. Denver
12. Denver
Bonus photo. Denver. Do you recognize these tall, fuzzy plants?
Bonus photo. Denver. Do you recognize these tall, fuzzy plants?

Continue for extra photos of numbers 4 and 11.

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4a – Extra photo.
11a – Extra photo.
11a – Extra photo.

3 thoughts on “It’s Time for a Plant Quiz!”

  1. What is the tall fuzzy plant????
    I live in South Louisiana and one of these just sprouted in my flower bed. It has grown to over 3 feet tall in just 2 months!!! I can’t figure out what it is or where it came from!

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