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Welcome to our Plant Quiz


Quiz I

  1. What is the scientific study of plants called?
  2. Which method of growing plants without soil, uses a mineral nutrient solution in a water solvent?
  3. Paper Shell, Wonderful, Spanish Ruby and Muscat White are all varieties of which fruit-bearing deciduous shrub?
  4. Which plant holds the world record as the fastest growing?




  5. The Monstera deliciosa is a houseplant that can grow to over 9 metres, which popular name has it been give due to the holes which develop in its leaves?
  6. Scientifically speaking, is a cucumber classified as a fruit or vegetable?
  7. The boll weevil is a pest to which crop?
  8. What is dendrochronology?
  9. Conium maculatum is a highly poisonous biennial herbaceous flowering plant in the carrot family - by what name do we better know this plant?
  10. Quercus robur is more commonly known as the common what?

Answers:

  1. Botany
  2. Hydroponics
  3. Pomegranate
  4. Bamboo
  5. Swiss cheese plant or cheese plant
  6. Fruit (in botany terms)
  7. Cotton
  8. The science of calculating a tree’s age by its rings
  9. Hemlock
  10. Common oak




Plant Quiz II

  1. What name is given to describe any plant living for at least three years?
  2. Faial Island, an island in the Azores, is known as Blue Island due to the large quantity of which shrubs?
  3. What are the male parts of a flower called?
  4. Also known as the 'butterfly bush', it is a genus comprising over 140 species of flowering plants and was name after an amateur botanist born in 1662 in small village near Peterborough - can you name the plant?
  5. By what name do we better know the flowering plant myosotis, which grows on tall, hairy stems often reaching 2 feet in height?
  6. By what alternative name do we know the leafy vegetable called the endive?
  7. What describes plants that shed leaves at the end of the growing season and renew them at the beginning of the next?
  8. What is the process called where plant leaves absorb the sun's energy and convert it into food?
  9. The agave plant is the base ingredient of which popular distilled beverage?
  10. Dionaea muscipula is native to the boggy areas of North and South Carolina where the soil is poor in nutrients - by what name do we better know this plant?

Answers:

  1. Perennials
  2. Hydrangeas
  3. Stamens
  4. Buddleia (named after Reverend Adam D Buddle)
  5. Forget-me-not
  6. Chicory
  7. Deciduous
  8. Photosynthesis
  9. Tequila
  10. Venus Flytrap



Plant Quiz III

  1. What is the popular name for the flowering houseplant impatiens walleriana?
  2. Linen is a textile made from the fibers of which plant?
  3. What is the popular name for the antirrhinums?
  4. Which flowering plant takes its name from the Greek word for a rainbow?
  5. Prunus spinosa is a tree best known for its dark fruits used to make sloe gin, by what name is this tree best known?
  6. If onions and asparagus belong to the lily family, which family do bananas belong to?
  7. Cranberries and blueberries are popular fruits native to which continent?
  8. An actual survey of over 5 million clovers found there are approximately how many three-leaf clovers for every four-leaf clover: (a) 5,000 to 1, (b) 500 to 1, or (c) 50 to 1?
  9. A galanthophile is an enthusiast of which herbaceous plant which mark the first sign of spring?
  10. Quinoa is a flowering plant found associated with which mountain range?
  11. What name is given to the edible berry of the plant solanum lycopersicum?
  12. Salvia officinalis has been used since ancient times for warding off evil and snakebites. The Romans referred to it the "holy herb" - what is it?

Answers:

  1. Busy Lizzie
  2. Flax (or linseed)
  3. Snapdragons
  4. Iris
  5. Blackthorn
  6. Herb family
  7. North America
  8. (a) 5,000 to 1
  9. Snowdrops
  10. Andes
  11. Tomato
  12. Parsley