How 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.
Continue for extra photos of numbers 4 and 11.
3 thoughts on “It’s Time for a Plant Quiz!”
I love how the nicotiana is sort of photo bombing in the bonus photo. (Really wonder about the fuzzy guys….looks pretty weedy)
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!
It took forever, but I finally figured it out. It’s Dog Fennel, Eupatorium capillifolium. Apparently, it’s usually considered a weed. If you grow it as an ornamental, pull it out before it goes to seed.
Here’s a link to the Wikipedia entry: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eupatorium_capillifolium