Perry's Perennial Pages, Perennial Arcade Quiz

"A" Genus, a Family


How well do you know what family some common perennials are a member of?  Help the genera, beginning with the letter "A", find their family. Answers follow.
 
1. Aethionema (Stone Cress) a. Rosaceae (Rose)
2. Alchemilla (Lady's Mantle) b. Saxifragaceae (Saxifrage)
3. Ajuga (Carpet Bugle) c. Polypodiaceae (Polypody)
4. Allium (Ornamental Onion) d. Lamiaceae (Mint)
5. Amsonia (Blue Stars) e. Ranunculaceae (Buttercup)
6. Anemone (Windflower) f. Liliaceae (Lily)
7. Anthemis (Marguerite Daisy) g. Poaceae (Grass)
8. Arrhenatherum (Oat Grass) h. Asteraceae (Aster, Composite, Daisy)
9. Astilbe (Plume Flower) i. Apocynaceae (Dogbane)
10. Asplenium (Spleenwort fern) j. Brassicaceae (Mustard)


 

Answers:

 

1. j

2. a

3. d

4. f

5. i

6. e

7. h

8. g

9. b

10. c

Can you think of other members of these families? The next time you see these plants, study their flowers to learn some family characteristics.



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