Answer These Flower Questions and We'll Guess What % Botanist You Are

By: Ian Fortey

Answer These Flower Questions and We'll Guess What % Botanist You Are
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About This Quiz

Flowers are some of the most interesting forms of life in the world. In a very scientific sense, the purpose of a flower is reproduction. They are where the pollen and the ovules of the plant come together and germinate, allowing the flower to produce seeds and then more plants. The flower, the most beautiful part to a human eye, is the part that facilitates life. It is poetic in some ways, since humans also value beauty when it comes to reproduction but we have the ability to see while these plants do not. Their beauty is for the benefit of others. They attract birds and insects that can help them pollinate and live on. Their outward appearance is always appreciated by another.

Getting to know flowers is no small task. The world of botany is vast and includes a heck of a lot of science. But for regular purposes, for those of us who just appreciate the beauty of flowers, there's still plenty to know about them. How much of a botanist do you have lurking inside you these days? How well do you know your flowers? Why not put down the watering can and take the quiz to find out?

Some flowers can actually be eaten. Which of these foods is actually a flower that you're eating?
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Carrots

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Which flower was so huge in the Netherlands it led to a stock market-like crash that actually bankrupted people?
Tulips
Roses
Orchids
Posies

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Roses are one of the most popular flowers in the world. Do you know what fruit they're closely related to?
Blackberries
Strawberries
Blueberries
Apples

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What do you think the titan arum smells like?
Corpses
Bacon
Fart
Rum

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How many different colors of roses have you run across in your life?
Dozens
9 or 10
6 or 7
3 or 4

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When do you usually start planting flowers during the year?
You can plant flowers any time of year. It depends on what kind there are and where you're planting them.
April
In March
In the summer

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Which flowers would you use in a salad?
Nasturtium
Tulip bulbs
Whatever edible ones they had at the store
I don't feel like eating flowers.

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If you plant 12 flowers in the yard, how many do you expect to live?
12
10 or so
At least half
You never know.

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How do you stop squirrels from stealing your flower bulbs?
A little hot pepper wax will do the trick
Netting
Bury them really deep
I just plant seeds, usually.

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You can turn flowers into tea pretty easily. What's the best one to use?
Rosella
Hibiscus
Chamomile
Lavender

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About how long have flowers existed in the world?
125 million years
65 million years
40 million years
500,000 years

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How long have you been growing flowers yourself?
Most of my life
Over a decade
Less than 10 years
Just a few months

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If a flower you planted dies off, what do you do?
Plant something new
Try planting elsewhere
Switch to a different kind of flower
I'll probably swear.

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How many kind, of flowers can move?
Sunflowers will move to follow the sun across the sky, so at least one.
Well, some plants grow toward the sun, right?
I have no idea. Can any?
Dude. Plants don't move.

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Which flower has the most pleasing scent, in your opinion?
Ylang-Ylang
Hyacinth
Lavender
Roses

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Is your garden full of flowers that grow low to the ground or taller ones?
I like a mix.
I prefer taller flowers.
I like shorter, easier to manage ones.
I'll take what I can get.

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Do you hope your flowers attract any kind of wildlife?
Hummingbirds
Dragonflies
Butterflies
I don't want any animals coming to my garden.

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What's the best thing to do with a vase of dead flowers?
Potpourri
Art projects
Compost
Trash

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What kind of flowers would you give to someone to express your sympathy?
White lillies
White roses
Irises
Tulips

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If you were going to do some floral arrangements for a wedding but they didn't want roses or tulips, what might you try?
Calla lily
Hydrangea
Peonies
Daffodils

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Flowers can mean a lot of different things to different people. What do they mean to you?
They represent the beauty of life.
Love
Happiness
I guess it depends on the flower.

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Valentine's Day is probably the biggest flower-giving day of the year. What's another good occasion for flower-giving?
You don't need a reason.
Mother's Day
Anniversary
Birthday

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If a red rose means love, what does a blue rose represent?
Mystery
Loss
Loneliness
Hate

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If you were giving flowers to someone who you don't have romantic feelings for, what flowers would you choose?
Carnations
Daisies
Chrysanthemums
Why would I give flowers to someone I didn't have feelings for?

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Do you prefer flowers on their own or do you like plants that grow fruits and vegetables?
Just flowers are fine.
I do like fruiting plants.
It depends.
Anything that grows is cool with me.

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Purple flowers can be incredibly vibrant. Which one is your favorite?
Wisteria
Clematis
Violet
Lavender

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Aside from red roses, which red flowers do you like the most?
Trumpet creeper
Carnation
Petunia
Poppy

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Do you have a favorite yellow flower?
Zinnia
Begonia
Marigold
Sunflower

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It's rare to find a black flower, but there are some kinds. Which do you like the most?
Queen of the Night tulip
Purple calla lily
Orchids
Black dahlia

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Where do you get your flowers from when you're looking to plant some?
Local nurseries
From the wild
The grocery store
Online

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