Name That Perennial Flower Quiz
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?
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?
True or false: The scientific name of baby's breath is <i>Bellis perennis</i>.
What is the common name of <i>Lobelia cardinalis</i>?
- cardinal flower
- 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?
- threenerve goldenrod
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?
- 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?
True or false: Magnolias are pollinated primarily by beetles.
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.
- oxeye daisy
- ornamental onion
Which holiday perennial flower was named after the first U.S. ambassador to Mexico?
- 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?
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>?
True or false: The flowering perennial Tecoma stans, commonly known as yellow bells, is native to the northern U.S. and Canada.
What is the common name of the perennial flower <i>Zenobia pulverulenta</i>?
- honey flower
<i>Zephyranthes</i> is the genus of which commonly named flowering perennial?
- rain flower
- rain lily
- rain daisy