Quiz: Can You ID These Flowers From One Image?: HowStuffWorks
Can You ID These Flowers From One Image?
By: Jennifer Post
7 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
This flower quiz is nuts. And we're not just pollen your leg! Flowers are meant to add beauty and whimsy to gardens, homes, tables, windows—anything you can think of can be made better with flowers. They're one of the main focuses of a wedding, people at music festivals wear them in their hair and they're used to express love on Valentine's Day. When it comes to gardens, picking the right flowers for the look you're going for, knowing how much sunlight the area gets and how much room the flowers will take up are all important.
You should also pick flowers that you enjoy looking at. Flowers come in such a range of colors these days, and some flowers even have petals featuring more than one color. Also think about how the flowers smell! You want to walk out into your garden and get the essence of the flowers there. Sweet smelling, strong smelling, smells that repel bugs and animals—there's so much to choose from! But once you know all of this, how do you find the flowers you're looking for? Flower names can be really tricky, and some varieties sound exactly the same. Pictures can help! Think you can ID flowers from just an image? Take this quiz and find out!
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Which flower, also called Gazania, has big white leaves with pink up the middle and an orange center, but comes in many other varieties?
The African daisy is a common annual that originates in South Africa. A telling sign of these flowers is that they have silvery/gray foliage that gives way to a variety of bright and vibrant flowers.
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This perennial is known to look like jewels atop your garden, with its star-shaped flowers. What is it called?
This flower also goes by the name Agapanthus and is nice when used as a border for your garden. It doesn't give off much of a smell, but what it lacks in scent, it makes up for with beauty. It's name also comes from the Greek word for love.
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Belonging to the same family as daisies, this flower comes from Mexico and originally has blue flowers with thin, whispy characteristics. Which is it?
The floss flower originally came in blue until different cultivation methods allowed for more colors to be produced. These flowers don't attract bugs or diseases and will flower from spring until late autumn.
Stoke the fire and put your family photos on top! This herbaceous flower is pretty much all green and has no petals. What's its name?
Lady's mantle is a bush-like plant with little flowerings relatively the same color as the leaves. They produce no petals and different varieties have different-style leaves.
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Coming in varieties like 'Butterscotch' and 'Flaming Star,' this long-lasting perennial is exotic, grows in clusters and feature brightly colored petals. Can you identify it?
Peruvian lilies are such an interesting flower. The petals of each variety have bright colors like orange and pink and some that feature stripes, which is why some varieties of these flowers can also be called tiger lilies.
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While it doesn't breathe fire, which double-lipped tropical plant grows tall and has flowers in colors like red, blue and pink?
Summer snapdragons are actually not the same as the snapdragons that would 'snap' closed when you pinched its leaves. It does have the double-lips like those snapdragons, but they don't stick together.
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Which poppy-looking flower blooms in early spring and creates a serene feeling with its fluttering petals?
The anemone is also called a windflower, because when the wind blows, the leaves flutter in the breeze and add so much movement to your garden. There's also enough color varieties that your garden could be all anemone, but not all the same color.
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Put it in your house! This plant specially cultivated for indoors grows from a bulb and produces huge and show-stopping flowers. What is it?
There are two main bulb varieties: one that grows only outdoors, and one that is meant for indoors. If you get the right one, you will be rewarded with the most amazing display of color and big-petaled flowers.
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Which plant produces long, rope-like flowers that flow to the ground, making them perfect for garden beds and borders?
This plant grows large and bushy and is actually cultivated as a leafy green. Both its leaves and seeds are edible and hold many health properties. When dried, it also serves as an ornamental item.
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You're so sweet! This flowers dainty and delicate blossoms and has honey-like scent. Which is it?
Sweet alyssum has really pretty white flowers that cluster together tightly. They smell sweet and lovely, like honey. They're handy to have in your garden because they attract other pollinators.
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Never put in the corner! Take a refresher and scoop up this plant with delicate white flowers that grow in bountiful bunches. What is it?
Baby's breath is a common filler for bouquets featuring other flowers, but they look so dainty and pretty on their own. They might be even better when they're dried, and they'll last longer and can be used for decor, too!
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We'll try not to burst your bubble, but which flower below pops with sunlight?
Balloon flowers look like exactly what they say they are. But when the flower is ripe and ready, the balloon will burst, and you'll be delighted with a full flower in colors like deep blue and purple.
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This is one of the most common flowers because of their low-maintenance sun needs, and it can have a single flower or an entire row. What flower is it?
Begonias used to be so limited as to what colors you could find and the variety of flowers, but over time, those options have grown immensely. Now you can find these flowers in almost every color.
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Containing more than a thousand species, this uniform and circular flower will climb up your fence or pergola with ease. Can you name it?
Morning glories don't have very defined petals and are more of a saucer shape, are vines and like their name suggests and open up in the morning. But since there are so many varieties, some are heart shaped.
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Build up this flower that will bring sunshine and golden yellow brightness to your garden. Which of the flowers below is it?
Buttercups, in America, are also called coyotes eyes. Legend has it that a coyote kept tossing his eyes up in the air, but one time an eagle caught them and took them away, so he replaced his eyes with buttercups.
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They dazzle in the spring and delight in the fall with their stunning colors and multiplying abilities. Which flower below is easy to grow and hard to kill?
The hybrid forms of primrose will give you more colors than the regular version, and if they cross-pollinate and multiple, you could end up with quite the surprise come the next season.
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Which type of wildflower named after a famous expedition explorer have thin, frilly, crepe-like flowers?
Clarkia was indeed named after the explorer William Clark. They will bloom in the summer and fall, and even in the winter in some milder climates. Growing them kind of has a "set it and forget it" capability. Plant them and enjoy!
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Put this bundle flower outside, inside or in a hanging basket and bask in its beauty. What is it?
Geraniums can be planted in beds, inside if cared for properly or in a hanging basket in a well-draining pot. They will reward you with brightly colored, tightly bundled petals with plenty of green foliage.
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While this might have ominous connotations, which huge blooming flower with concentric petals can't survive with just one?
Most people know the flower dahlia from the infamous Black Dahlia, but it's so much more. It's a beautiful, full flower, and once you plant one, more will pop up, and you'll end up with a plentiful array of dahlias.
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Get your mom one for her special spring holiday and watch her face light up with as much sunshine as the color of this flower. Can you identify it?
Daffodils are one of the biggest signs of spring. Once you see them blooming, you know warmer weather and beach days are right around the corner. They are bright yellow, grow tall and bring that added brightness to your garden.
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Hairy stems, blue blooms and yellow centers are the gist of which flower below?
The forget-me-not flower spreads easily, feeds itself and blankets a garden in the most beautiful way. The petals can be pink, but it could depend on the pH levels of the soil. The traditional plant, however, has blue flowers.
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If you love the scented-candle version of this flower, you'll love the real version that grows right up toward the sky. Which is it?
Freesia flowers grow on a single stem, but when you look closely, you'll see more than one. How? At the top of the stem, it starts to go horizontal and produce smaller versions of the stems, which produce multiple blooms at a time.
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Which flower below demands high humidity and a tropical climate and symbolizes purity and sweetness?
Gardenia require bright, but not direct, sun pretty much all day and are hard to grow if they don't have lots of humidity. People grow them for their foliage, and once in bloom, they make great cut flowers for a dinner-table bouquet.
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You've probably seen this flower everywhere but never knew what it was called. Which strongly scented flower below is it?
Named after a physician from Charleston, South Carolina, gardenia are super fragrant, full and perfect when used for screens or privacy in your garden. They might attract bugs, though, so it's important to keep an eye on it.
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Each bloom basically consists of an even smaller bloom of different colors. Which flower above blooms for a very long time?
Lantana are in the verbena family and attract things like butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, so it's perfect for your whimsical side. They do need a good bit of sun, so make sure the space you choose for them is bright.
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The smell is so easily identifiable. Which flower is a delight to the eyes and the nose?
Lavender is such a good plant to have in your garden. You'll be treated to beautiful light-purple blooms, and if you open your windows, you'll get whiffs of the most amazing scent. Essential oil diffusers and candles will be a thing of the past if you grow lavender.
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This tropical-looking plant doesn't need a tropical environment and is perfect for patios. Which flower is it?
It's a vine variety, so as long a you put it in a pot with a stake for it to climb up, it will be good to go. Make sure the plant is in a big enough pot so that the leaves that are there when you buy it don't die off.
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With lush foliage all summer long, which flower has full and bushy blooms?
Some varieties of peonies have been around longer than your grandparents. They can live for over 100 years and should be planted in the late fall. Planting in the spring will result in a delayed blooming reaction.
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Is it Christmastime again already? Time to break out these plants that are common hostess gifts around the holidays! Can you name it?
The poinsettia plant is a radiant red with white accents, and the amount of color will vary depending on the plant you get. If you treat them right, you can keep this plant blooming and growing year after year for the Christmas season.
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The name makes the plant! Similar to baby's breath, this plant produces frilly flowers. Which is it?
Queen Anne's lace is actually part of the carrot family. The name comes from when Queen Anne apparently pricked her finger on a sewing needle and a drop of blood fell onto the lace she was sewing. But that's just legend.
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Which flower, which also happens to be a popular scent for hand soap, can serve many purposes in your garden?
The scent of a sweet pea flower is intoxicating and can be planted as a garden border, or on a trellis or arch. Native to Sicily, growing these flowers is easy if you know what you're doing. But the scent alone is well worth the adventure.
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Coming in bush or tree varieties, this plant flowers bright yellow blooms and needs frequent pruning. What is it?
The forsythia isn't hard to grow, but it can be tricky to maintain since it grows so fast. Pruning is definitely necessary or it will get out of control and too heavy. They will be one of the first plants for bloom for you in the spring.
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Which flower below shares its color with part of a rainbow, has heart-shaped leaves and a beautiful, deep hue?
The Violet plant is native to northern regions and is a very common spring bloom. The heart-shaped leaves paired with a lovely blue-purple color makes this such a beautiful plant to sit and admire with a cup of tea.
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This flower usually has one color around the edges and another color in the center. Can you identify it?
The wishbone flower, also called bluewings, comes in blue, white or pink and usually with some kind of yellow markings. The stamens of the plant form a wishbone shape, hence their name.
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Rise to the occasion! This tall-growing, single-stemmed flower produces tight petals to form the main bloom. Which is it?
Zinnias are annuals, so they will not return year after year. The good news is, once they are grown and bloomed, they make great cut flowers. They look so much like dahlias that one variety is called 'dahlia-flowered' and grows up to three feet tall.
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What a ray of sunshine! This flower, usually with pink or purple coloring, forms thin petals around a plush yellow center. Which bloom is it?
The petals of an aster flower look like rays of sunlight because of how thin, long and almost spear-like they look coming out of their yellow center. What's almost unbelievable is that the height can range from 8 inches to 8 feet.
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Living up to their name, this flower won't make any sound, but it sure does look pretty. What is it?
Bluebells are members of the hyacinth family. The flower is obviously bell shaped but is more purple than blue, though some varieties take on different hues of the blue color. The English kind adorn cute gardens in France and England. Maybe the Queen has some!
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Don't get friend-zoned with this classic symbol of friendship in flower form. Which flower has been breaking hearts for years?
The carnation flower, especially yellow carnations, have been the symbol of friendship for a long time. They maybe aren't the best flowers to give your love on Valentine's Day but a good one to give someone to let them know where you stand.
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Which climbing and alliterative plant covers beautifully and will be a present for your eyes with its bright, or deep, colors?
Clematis needs support from some kind of trellis or stake, but once they have that, up they go! If you have room, the bigger variety is great, but there are more compact versions that work in smaller spaces. Pro tip: plant a baptisia next to it to keep the root soil cool.
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Native to tropical climates, this unique flower comes in the most beautiful hues of orange and pink, like a sunset. Can you name it?
Plumerias are so beautiful, they almost look fake. They legitimately look like a sunset in flower form, and the petals kind of twist into themselves in the center. They're commonly used for ornamental purposes, like in hair or flower necklaces.
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