The Ultimate Flower Identification Quiz

By: Kennita Leon

Bird-of-paradise, also known as the crane flower, is a tropical plant commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. Native to South Africa, this perennial plant is identified by its pointy petals of blue and bright orange.

Fuchsia, nicknamed lady's ear drops, is an exotic and delicate plant with a tubular/bell-shaped flowers. It's a versatile flower species that typically comes in white or a vivid reddish-purple hue.

Asters are colorful, star-shaped flowers which bloom during the summer and fall, adding radiance to any garden. The flower is known by many names, including starworts, frost flowers and Michaelmas daisies.

Lilies, known by their scientific name Lilium, are flowers with a trumpet shape in hues of white, yellow, orange, pink and red. This popular flower is associated with innocence, purity and love.

The dahlia, along with sunflowers and daisies, is a member of the Aster family, of which there are 42 known species. It's an elegant flower that comes in many shapes and colors, including pink, orange, red, lavender and purple.

The tulip is a widely cultivated, perennial herbaceous plants and a member of the Liliaceae family. Tulips are known for their large, brightly colored flowers, usually in warm tones such as white, yellow, pink and red.

Roses, of which there are over 100 species, are highly sought flowers renowned for their pleasant scents and variety of colors. The white rose is a traditional wedding flower and was originally used as a symbol of true love.

Winter jasmine, indigenous to China, is a deciduous, flowering shrub with white or yellow flowers. It's best suited for warm climates, though its blossoms peak right after winter, hence its name.

Allium, also known as ornamental onion, is a genus of flowering plants of which there are hundreds of species. They're known for their flowers, which may be purple, white or green and grow in small to large round clusters.

Redbud, scientifically referred to as Cercis canadensis, is a small tree indigenous to North America and is the state tree of Oklahoma. The tree produces small, bi-colored flowers in hues of pink and purple.

Yellow trillium is a small flowering plant native to the Great Smoky Mountains of the United States. This plant grows up to 14 inches in height and bears a small yellow flower over three large leaves.

Bluestar, scientifically known as amsonia, is an indigenous North American plant. It's commonly referred to as bluestar because of its its star-shaped blue flowers that grow in small clusters.

Snapdragon, of the genus antirrhinum, is the common name for flowering plants native to the Rocky regions of North Africa, Europe and the United States. It earned its name due to the flower's resemblance to a dragon's head.

Rhododendron, which translates as "rose tree" from Ancient Greek, is the common name for a genus of woody plants, of which there are over 1,000 species. It's found in Asia and the Appalachian Mountains of North America.

Forsythia, also called the Easter tree, is a deciduous shrub with 11 species, ten of which are native to eastern Asia and one to southeastern Europe. It's identified by its small, star-shaped flowers which grow on spikes.

Spiraea is a member of the Rosaceae family, which is found in temperate northern regions. The flowers are small and brightly colored and were used by the Native Americans to draw tea.

African iris is one of the common names used to refer to the Dietes genus of the Iridaceae family. This flower is easily recognized by its white petals decorated with purplish-blue and yellow markings.

Monkshood is a genus within the Ranunculaceae family, which is composed of over 250 species. This toxic plant is known by many names, including blue rocket, mousebane, queen of poisons, leopard's helmet, wolf's bane and devil's helmet.

The red spider lily is a species of the Amaryllis family commonly referred to as the red magic lily or the equinox flower. It's a very toxic flower with bright red petals that fade into a deep pink over the course of a week.

Freesia is a genus of perennial flowering plants within the Iridaceae family. Native to South Africa, they are characterized by their lemon-scented, tubular-shaped flowers in shades of yellow, orange, white, purple or pink.

Freesia is a genus of perennial flowering plants within heIris family. Native to South Africa, they are characterized by their lemon-scented, tubular-shaped flowers in shades of yellow, orange, white, purple, or pink.

Garden mums, also known as hardy mums, are brightly colored flowers commonly used in landscaping. Garden mums are tender perennials which bloom during fall in two-tone or monotone colors.

Turtlehead, or the genus Chelone, is the common name for four species of perennial herbaceous plants. Native to eastern North America, they're known for their hooded flowers which vary in color from pink to purple and white to red.

The New York daisy is a species of the Symphyotrichum genus within the Asteraceae family. The flowers range from small to large with colorful petals in hues of pink, scarlet, deep red, orange and yellow.

Baby's breath is the collective name for the species of the genus Gypsophila of the carnation family. It's a herbaceous plant which produces clusters of small, white flowers commonly used as ornamental bouquets.

Heliconia is a genus flowering plants with 194 known species that are indigenous to the tropical Americas. They're identified by their large and colorful bracts, which surround the plant's small flowers.

Cosmos are annual, daisy-like flowers with long, slender stems and small, brightly colored petals. It's a genus within the Asteraceae family and is able to withstand poor soil and drought conditions.

Scarlet sage, or tropical sage, is a tender perennial herbaceous plant which grows up to 4.3 feet tall. Native to Brazil, this plant comes in many colors, including red, orange, white, salmon, pink, purple and burgundy.

Kangaroo paw is the collective name used for several species in two genera of the Haemodoraceae family. As the name suggests, they're endemic to Australia, specifically to the southwest region of Western Australia, and noted for tubular petals coated with dense hairs.

Bougainvillea is a genus with four to eighteen species of ornamental vines, trees and bushes. They're noted for their colorful, flower-like spring leaves in hues of white, yellow, pink, red or purple.

Plumeria, also known as frangipani, is a genus of flowering plants in the dogbane family. You'll find most types are deciduous shrubs or small trees, and plumeria is native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii.

Lavender is a fragrant herbaceous plant that is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant, though it's also used as a culinary herb and for the extraction of lavender essential oil. It's a genus within the mint family Lamiaceae, composed of 47 known species.

Amaryllis is a small genus of colorful, flowering bulbs of which there are only two known species. It's indigenous to the Western Cape region of South Africa and is identified by its white, funnel-shaped flowers with crimson veins.

Statice, also known as second lavender, is a German genus of 120 species that, despite its name, is not related to lavender or rosemary. It typically grows in clusters of small, violet flowers that turn white when mature.

The pepperberry, also known as mountain pepper, is a large laurel native to the southeastern region of Australian. It grows up to 40 meters in height and is easily identified by its small, white flowers, red stem and green leaves.

Winter aconite, scientifically known as Eranthus hyemalis, is a relative of the buttercup family. This flowering plant produces small, yellow flowers and is native to the calcareous woodland regions of the Balkans, France and Italy.

Helleborus, also known as hellebores, is a flowering perennial plant commonly grown worldwide for decorative purposes. It's a Eurasian genus of 20 species, many of which are poisonous.

Phlox is a genus composed of 67 annual and perennial plants, 66 of are found in North America while the other is in Siberia. Its name is derived from the Greek word for "flames," and phlox blooms in clusters of white, pink, red, violet or blue.

Acacia, commonly referred to as wattles, thorn tree or mimosa, is a large genus of trees and shrubs which produce small, yellow pom-pom flowers. The genus contains nearly 160 species and is native to Australia and Africa.

Gerbera, known as the African daisy, is a member of the daisy family and derived its name from German botanist and doctor Traugott Gerbera. This large, colorful flower is native to tropical regions in South America, Asia, and Africa.

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About This Quiz

Flowers are some of the most beautiful living things in the world, even though some of them can be quite dangerous. But we're not here to talk about the potential threats that flowers pose; we're just here to test how many of them you can correctly identify based on a picture. Do you have what it takes to pass the ultimate flower identification quiz?

We're going to show you flowers from all over the world. Some of them are popular, like rose, gerbera, peony and lavender, but some, like acacia, statice, pepperberry and cosmos, aren't that well-known to the average person. But because we think you may have the chops to identify them all, we're bringing this flower challenge to you today. We want you to take a look at their petals and then use the hints in our questions and the hints available when you get stumped to match these flowers to their names. 

If you can do this enough times to get the majority of our questions correct, we'll be really impressed! So, if you want to get started showing us what you know about flowers, take this quiz. 

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