Are you a flower expert?

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About This Quiz

Who doesn't love to take some time to smell the roses? If you are a plant lover that knows your flowers, take a peek at this colorful HowStuffWorks quiz.

Which flowers are famously red?

Red roses are considered to be the ultimate expression of love and romance. Roses come in a variety of colors, such as pink and orange.

How long is the life cycle of an annual flower?

Annual flowers, like petunias, have a life cycle that is one year long. This means they have to be replanted every year.

Which of these flowers is often used as an accent in flower arrangements?

These small, often pinkish-white flowers form clusters of tiny cloud-like blooms. They are often used to make flower arrangements look more balanced.

Which of these flowers has tasty nectar?

Honeysuckle's nectar is sweet. Many people pick them right from the ground and eat them as is.

Some roses have sharp ________.

Some roses have thorns and others do not. More traditional rose varieties tend to have larger thorns and some exotic varieties are prized for their large thorns.

Which flower is said to have a calming scent?

Delicate lavender plants not only look and smell divine, but the scent is said to be soothing. Lavender oil is commonly used in aromatherapy for this reason.

Other than red, roses have one other natural color. What is it?

While roses are available today in a wide variety of colors, only two are natural to them. These are red and white.

Holland is famous for what kind of flower?

Tulips became popular in the 17th century in Europe. They have stayed popular ever since and come in a wide variety of colors.

Which flowers have skinny white petals and a bright yellow middle?

Daisies are a classic flower. These perennials really brighten up any garden.

How long is the life cycle of a perennial flower?

Unlike annual flowers, which live only one year, perennial flowers have a life cycle of roughly 3-5 years. Some perennial plants can have a life cycle as long as 20 years.

The seeds of which flower make for a popular kind of bagel?

Vibrant poppies can be over four feet tall and come in a wide variety of colors. Their seeds are edible and are popularly eaten in poppy seed bagels.

How long is the life cycle of a biennial plant?

These plants grow green during their first year, survive the winter, and then bloom during their second and final year of life. Foxgloves are one type of biennial flower.

Which of these flowers do we commonly eat the seeds of?

Sunflower seeds are a healthy snack full of vitamins and minerals, despite not actually being the seed of the sunflower. They contain both vitamin E and magnesium.

Roses are ______ flowers.

With proper care, roses are perennial plants that can continue to bloom year after year. They are woody perennials.

Which of these flowers makes for a trendy and tasty dessert flavor?

Lavender has become popular in cakes and lattes. It has a delicate floral taste.

Which of these commonly white and yellow flowers are shaped like delicate trumpets?

Daffodils are native to the Mediterranean and can be found in shades ranging from yellow to orange to green. They symbolize friendship.

There are more types of what flower than any other?

There are more than 25,000 different types or orchids, making it the most diverse flower family. Some species of orchid can even survive a full century.

What color are lilacs?

Lilacs are a beautiful purple flower. According to Greek myth, they were created when a nymph turned into the flower to avoid the advances of the god Pan.

Which flower is known for smelling the best at night?

Native to many tropical regions around the world, this sweet-smelling flower is actually the national flower of Indonesia. Jasmine releases most of its fragrance in the evening after the sun has set.

Which of these colors are not natural for magnolias?

Magnolias are native to Central America, the Caribbean and Asia. They have glossy leaves and grow in trees or shrubs.

Which flowers are mostly associated with funerals?

These large white flowers are very common at funerals. They represent the innocence believed to be restored to recently departed souls.

Can you eat roses?

Many cultures around the world use flowers in their cuisines. Both rose petals and rose hips are edible. They can be used in teas, jams, desserts and more.

Which large delicate flower is white and surrounded by green waxy leaves?

Gardenias have a strong scent and are popular wedding flowers. They are native to South Africa and make an elegant statement.

Which of these flowers is not usually yellow?

Lavender are common perennial plants used for decoration, cooking and essential oils. The color lavender is named for a particular species of the plant.

Which of these flowers is used in syrup?

Violet stems and petals can be used in a number of edible ways, such as in salads and desserts. The French are known for using violets to make syrup.

The artist Georgia O'Keefe ______ flowers.

Georgia O'Keefe is well known for her large paintings of bold flowers. She lived from 1887-1986.

An arranged bunch of flowers that is usually held or carried is called a _____.

Bouquets are commonly held at weddings and other ceremonies or given as gifts. Different flowers even have different meanings, so sometimes people choose certain bouquets to convey a personal message.

Which of these flowers is not commonly used as a name?

While names go in and out of fashion, naming people after plants does not. Whether it's sage or rose, baby names from the natural world are popular every year.

Which of these plants can be as dark as its name?

Hellebores can be a bloody dark burgundy, so dark they almost appear black. These perennial plants are early bloomers.

Which of these flowers is poisonous?

Every part of the oleander plant is toxic. It blooms with soft white, red and pink flowers.

Which flower grows by winding itself around existing structures?

Wisteria grows like vines do and blossoms purple, white and pink. If ingested, these plants can cause dizziness, vomiting and a host of other symptoms.

Which vegetable sprouts flowers in its late stages of life?

Onions grown in a small garden can often start to flower if the weather interferes with their usual cycle of growth. The flowers are often tiny and white.

A species of which plant can be processed to make opium?

There are numerous species of poppy. The seeds, which contain morphine and codeine, have been used as a pain reliever for thousands of years. One species, Papaver somniferum, is used to make opium -- which heroin is made from.

Irises are named after the Greek goddess of the _______.

This big and bold flower takes it's name from the Greek goddess of the rainbow. Irises grow in a wide variety of colors.

Which of these flowers is the subject of a famous Van Gogh painting?

Van Gogh painted two still life paintings of sunflowers in the late 1800s. These are some of his best-known works.

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