Can You Identify These Spring Flowers?

By: Kennita Leon
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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!

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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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