Perry's Perennial Pages, Perennial Arcade Quiz

All in the Families

It may be amazing which perennial genera are in the same families and so related, often through similar flower characteristics or other traits.  Match the perennials in the same families.  answers below.
 
1. Geum (Roseaceae, rose) a. Aruncus
2. Crambe (Brassicaceae, mustard) b. Camassia
3. Coreopsis (Asteraceae, aster) c. Hesperis
4. Clematis (Ranunculaceae, buttercup) d. Gladiolus
5. Chelone (Scrophulariaceae, figwort) e. Echinacea
6. Convallaria (Liliaceae, lily) f. Thermopsis
7. Thymus (Lamiaceae, mint) g. Cimicifuga
8. Crocosmia (Iridaceae, iris) h. Bergenia
9. Baptisia (Fabaceae, bean) i. Veronica
10. Tiarella (Saxifragaceae, saxifrage) j. Monarda

 

Answers:

1. a

2. c
3. e
4. g
5. i
6. b
7. j
8. d
9. f
10. h


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