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