Can You Identify These Spring Flowers?

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Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

What kind of flower is this?

A small tree which can grow up to 10 meters in height, Lilacs, scientifically referred to as Syringa, are purple.

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Identify this spring flower.

The national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron directly translates to "rose tree." The name includes more than 1,000 species of woody plants.

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Which popular flower is this?

An ancient flower, Magnolias are believed to have existed before bees. Approximately 210 species of this flower live in Asia and the Americas.

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Can you tell us the name of this spring flower?

The most common of primrose flowers are the English primrose or common primrose. Native to Asia, Europe and Africa, the common primrose is pale yellow.

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Which spring flower do you see here?

A member of the Liliaceae family, tulips can easily be identified by their large, bright petals which cup. Tulips are widely cultivated.

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What's the name of this flower?

Often referred to as "May bells" or "Our Lady's Tears," Lily of the Valley is a sweetly scented flower. It consists of small white bell-shaped flowers that dangle from a stalk.

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Tell us the name of this flower.

A hybrid flower, the pansy does not exist naturally. It is a large flower derived from combining the genes of the genus Viola species.

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What kind of flower is shown here?

A flowering plant, the peony belongs to the Paeonia genus. It is indigenous to Europe, Asia and North America and exists in an estimated 40 species.

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Can you match this flower to its name?

Commonly found in gardens, the name iris is derived from the Greek word for rainbow. They grow from bulbs and rhizomes.

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Can you identify the name of this spring flower?

Popularly known for its fragrance, the sweet pea has been cultivated since the Victorian era. Referred to as a climbing plant, sweet peas grow by twining around other plants or structures for support.

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Tell us what this flower is called.

A member of the daisy family, gerberas are commonly known as African daisies. A very popular flower, the gerbera is said to be named after German botanist Traugott Gerbera.

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Do you know this flower's name?

An impressive 3-foot tall flower, marigolds are easily distinguished by their golden yellow petals which form a dome. Marigolds belong to the Tagetes and Calendula genera.

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Identify the name that this spring flower goes by.

A plant indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean, Hyacinthus or hyacinth, as they are commonly called, are small, scented, violet flowers.

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Which of these names match the picture of this spring flower?

Also known as "the flowers of God," carnations as legend would have it, are believed to have first sprouted from the tears of the Virgin Mary. They are scientifically named Dianthus caryophyllus.

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Tell us what this spring flower is called.

Native to North American woodlands, yellow trilliums are short plants. They grow up to 14 inches tall and bear small yellow flowers above a trio of leaves.

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What kind of flower is this?

The dogwood flower can be found on a 33-foot deciduous tree scientifically called Cornus Florida. The flowers are white with yellowish bracts in the center.

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Identify this spring flower.

Sometimes referred to as "winter bloom" in North America, witch hazel is a small flower-producing tree. Its flower, a cluster of red with yellow, slender petals, was used by Native Americans for medicinal purposes.

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Which popular flower is this?

Poppies serve both as a symbol of remembrance of soldiers as well as the source of the drug opium. Poppies are popularly grown as ornamental plants.

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Can you tell us the name of this spring flower?

A plant native to Eurasia, muscari are blue, urn-shaped flowers which grow on a stalk. Their appearance resembles that of a spearhead.

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Which spring flower do you see here?

A well-known garden flower, daffodils are also known as narcissus and jonquils. They occur naturally in white and yellow.

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What's the name of this flower?

A name used to refer to the smaller species of willows, the pussy catkin is popularly used in China as a symbol of prosperity.

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Tell us the name of this flower.

Found growing in rocky areas of North America, snapdragon, or Antirrhinum as it is scientifically known, is so-named due to the flowers' resemblance to a dragon head.

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What kind of flower is shown here?

The state flower of Alabama, camelia is found naturally in most of Asia. The flower is commonly used for the production of tea and oil.

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Can you match this flower to its name?

A plant native to North America, amsonias are commonly referred to as blue stars because of their blue star-shaped flowers which grow in clusters.

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Can you identify the name of this spring flower?

The apple blossom serves as the state flower for both Michigan and Arkansas. They are the small pink flowers which bloom on apple trees.

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Tell us what this flower is called.

The forsythia or Easter tree is a deciduous shrub from which blooms a small yellow flower. The plant is native to eastern Asia.

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Do you know this flower's name?

Often cultivated in rock gardens, the double rock rose is a member of the Cistaceae or rock rose family. The double rock rose consists of a large, rose-like flower of white, pink or purple.

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Identify the name that this spring flower goes by.

A small tree native to North America, the redbud is known scientifically as Cercis canadensis. It is the state tree of Oklahoma.

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Do you know which spring flower this is?

The jack in the pulpit or brown dragon, as it is also known, is a perennial plant. It features a spathe wrapped around a spadix and is brown.

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Which of these names match the picture of this spring flower?

The crocus, a small perennial plant, grows naturally in shrub and woodland areas. Its flowers are often lilac, white, yellow or mauve.

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Tell us what this spring flower is called.

Only two species of the amaryllis genus exist. It is a small pink flower which sprouts from a bulb.

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Identify this spring flower.

Belonging to the same family as buttercups, winter aconites are a warm yellow color. They bloom atop a frill of leaves.

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What kind of flower is this?

Hellebores are a type of perennial flowering plants and are also known as winter roses, Christmas roses and Lenten roses.

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Which popular flower is this?

Found growing in woodland areas, scilla plants are very short. They often grow blue flowers. However white and pink variations exist.

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Can you tell us the name of this spring flower?

Native to temperate zones, snowdrop anemones have long leaf-stems which usually grow upright. A flower with white petals sits at the top.

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Which spring flower do you see here?

Found in the temperate region of the Northern Hemisphere, spiraea belongs to the family of Rosaceae. The flower was used by Native Americans to draw tea.

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What's the name of this flower?

Developed by the Mezitt family of Massachusetts, the pink discovery azalea is a tougher and more widespread variant of pink azaleas.

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Tell us the name of this flower.

Contrary to the image created based on its name, bloodroot flowers are white. Its name is derived from its sap which is dark red and thick.

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What kind of flower is shown here?

Nicknamed the "Ornamental Onion," alliums have a pom-pom appearance. They vary in color, height and size and are one of the longest lasting bulb flowers.

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Can you match this flower to its name?

Indigenous to the eastern Mediterranean, chionodoxa are often referred to as "glory-of-the-snow." They are small flowers found in blue, white and pink.

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About This Quiz

We know when spring is here when the brightest and most fragrant of flowers start to bloom, but do you know their names? These are the flowers that signal to us that the dark days of winter are over and we should be getting ready to welcome some warmth both into and outside our homes. It's one thing to say they're pretty and be able to name a rose or even an orchid, but do you know what magnolias, tulips, marigolds, pussy willows and double rock roses look like? Could you identify them if we showed you a picture?

Today, we want to test just how well you've been paying attention to flowers during the springtime. Will your knowledge on the topic impress us? Or will it show that you've been paying attention to anything but flowers once the snow has melted? Will you be able to differentiate snowdrop anemones from apple blossoms and blue stars from witch hazels? 

The only way to prove to us that you know your spring flowers is to take this quiz. Do you know them enough to become a florist? Or will you knowledge wilt the flowers on the spot? Take this quiz to find out!

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