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Name That Perennial Flower Quiz
by Staff
Whether you are a budding botanist or a master gardener, we invite you to test your green thumb with our quiz on perennial flowers.

How long does a perennial flower live?

  • one season
  • two seasons
  • more than two seasons

Which language is used to name perennial flowers?

  • Spanish
  • German
  • Latin

What is the common name of the <i>Osteospermum barberae</i> perennial flower?

  • African daisy
  • star of Bethlehem
  • floss flower

Which genus does the perennial Peruvian day lily belong to?

  • <i>Amaranthus</i>
  • <i>Alstroemeria</i>
  • <i>Anchusa</i>

True or false: The scientific name of baby's breath is <i>Bellis perennis</i>.

  • true
  • false

What is the common name of <i>Lobelia cardinalis</i>?

  • cardinal flower
  • bellflower
  • carnation flower

What is the common name of <i>Adenium obesum</i>?

  • day lily
  • desert rose
  • Dutch iris

What is the scientific name of the coneflower?

  • <i>Echinacea angustifolia</i>
  • <i>Erica hirtiflora</i>
  • <i>Evolvulus glomeratus</i>

What is the common name of the perennial with the scientific name <i>Chaenomeles speciosa</i>?

  • flowering dogwood
  • flowering peach
  • flowering quince

The perennial flower with the scientific name of <i>Solidago velutina</i> is commonly called what?

  • gladiolus
  • threenerve goldenrod
  • gardenia

What is the scientific name of the flowering perennial vine commonly known as honeysuckle?

  • <i>Lonicera periclymenum</i>
  • <i>Heliotropium peruvianum</i>
  • <i>Veronica olgensis</i>

What is the scientific name of the spring starflower?

  • <i>Ixia viridiflora</i>
  • <i>Ipomoea alba</i>
  • <i>Ipheion uniflorum</i>

What is the common name of the <i>Jasminum polyanthum</i> perennial?

  • jonquil
  • pink jasmine
  • Jacob's ladder

What is the scientific name of the perennial known as red-hot poker, torch lily and occasionally tritoma?

  • <i>Kniphofia uvaria</i>
  • <i>Kalmia hirsuta</i>
  • <i>Kerria japonica</i>

The aquatic perennial<i> Nelumbo nucifera</i> is a sacred flower for Buddhists, but what is its common name?

  • lily
  • lotus
  • lupin

True or false: Magnolias are pollinated primarily by beetles.

  • true
  • false

All parts of this flowering perennial plant are toxic to humans and animals if ingested.

  • <i>Nerine bowdenii</i>
  • <i>Nepeta sibirica</i>
  • <i>Nerium oleander</i>

This perennial wildflower, with the scientific name <i>Leucanthemum vulgare</i>, is considered a noxious weed and prohibited in several states.

  • oenothera
  • oxeye daisy
  • ornamental onion

Which holiday perennial flower was named after the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico?

  • poinsettias
  • Christmas cactus
  • Christmas rose

What is the scientific name of the perennial flower commonly called queen's cup?

  • <i>Daucus carota</i>
  • <i>Houstonia caerulea</i>
  • <i>Clintonia uniflora</i>

The <i>Rudbeckia hirta </i>is a golden perennial flower with a dark brown-purple center. Do you know its common name?

  • blue-eyed Susans
  • black-eyed Susans
  • black-eyed suns

Which of the following is NOT another common name of the perennial flower known as showy colchicum?

  • naked ladies
  • meadow saffron
  • ladies of the meadow

What is the scientific name of the black-flecked, bright orange perennial flower commonly called the tiger lily?

  • <i>Tigrus lilium</i>
  • <i>Lilius tigerius</i>
  • <i>Lilium tigrinum</i>

<i>Uva ursi</i> is the species name for a perennial used by Native Americans to treat bladder infections. What is the common name of the plant?

  • foxberry
  • bearberry
  • deerberry

What is the common name of the perennial<i> Viola sororia</i>, which is the New Jersey state flower?

  • common meadow violet
  • Jersey violet
  • coastal violet

What is the scientific name of the perennial flower commonly known as whirling butterflies?

  • <i>Sternbergia lutea</i>
  • <i>Gaura lindheimeri</i>
  • <i>Wisteria sinensis</i>

What is the common name of the perennial flower <i>Xerochrysum bracteatum</i>?

  • strawflower
  • starflower
  • sunflower

True or false: The flowering perennial Tecoma stans, commonly known as yellow bells, is native to the northern U.S. and Canada.

  • true
  • false

What is the common name of the perennial flower <i>Zenobia pulverulenta</i>?

  • honeycrisp
  • honey flower
  • honeycup

<i>Zephyranthes</i> is the genus of which commonly named flowering perennial?

  • rain flower
  • rain lily
  • rain daisy