Can You ID These Flowers From One Image?

By: Jennifer Post
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About This Quiz

This flower quiz is nuts. And we're not just pollen your leg! Flowers are meant to add beauty and whimsy to gardens, homes, tables, windows—anything you can think of can be made better with flowers. They're one of the main focuses of a wedding, people at music festivals wear them in their hair and they're used to express love on Valentine's Day. When it comes to gardens, picking the right flowers for the look you're going for, knowing how much sunlight the area gets and how much room the flowers will take up are all important. 

You should also pick flowers that you enjoy looking at. Flowers come in such a range of colors these days, and some flowers even have petals featuring more than one color. Also think about how the flowers smell! You want to walk out into your garden and get the essence of the flowers there. Sweet smelling, strong smelling, smells that repel bugs and animals—there's so much to choose from! But once you know all of this, how do you find the flowers you're looking for? Flower names can be really tricky, and some varieties sound exactly the same. Pictures can help! Think you can ID flowers from just an image? Take this quiz and find out!

The African daisy is a common annual that originates in South Africa. A telling sign of these flowers is that they have silvery/gray foliage that gives way to a variety of bright and vibrant flowers.

This flower also goes by the name Agapanthus and is nice when used as a border for your garden. It doesn't give off much of a smell, but what it lacks in scent, it makes up for with beauty. It's name also comes from the Greek word for love.

The floss flower originally came in blue until different cultivation methods allowed for more colors to be produced. These flowers don't attract bugs or diseases and will flower from spring until late autumn.

Lady's mantle is a bush-like plant with little flowerings relatively the same color as the leaves. They produce no petals and different varieties have different-style leaves.

Peruvian lilies are such an interesting flower. The petals of each variety have bright colors like orange and pink and some that feature stripes, which is why some varieties of these flowers can also be called tiger lilies.

Summer snapdragons are actually not the same as the snapdragons that would 'snap' closed when you pinched its leaves. It does have the double-lips like those snapdragons, but they don't stick together.

The anemone is also called a windflower, because when the wind blows, the leaves flutter in the breeze and add so much movement to your garden. There's also enough color varieties that your garden could be all anemone, but not all the same color.

There are two main bulb varieties: one that grows only outdoors, and one that is meant for indoors. If you get the right one, you will be rewarded with the most amazing display of color and big-petaled flowers.

This plant grows large and bushy and is actually cultivated as a leafy green. Both its leaves and seeds are edible and hold many health properties. When dried, it also serves as an ornamental item.

Sweet alyssum has really pretty white flowers that cluster together tightly. They smell sweet and lovely, like honey. They're handy to have in your garden because they attract other pollinators.

Baby's breath is a common filler for bouquets featuring other flowers, but they look so dainty and pretty on their own. They might be even better when they're dried, and they'll last longer and can be used for decor, too!

Balloon flowers look like exactly what they say they are. But when the flower is ripe and ready, the balloon will burst, and you'll be delighted with a full flower in colors like deep blue and purple.

Begonias used to be so limited as to what colors you could find and the variety of flowers, but over time, those options have grown immensely. Now you can find these flowers in almost every color.

Morning glories don't have very defined petals and are more of a saucer shape, are vines and like their name suggests and open up in the morning. But since there are so many varieties, some are heart shaped.

Buttercups, in America, are also called coyotes eyes. Legend has it that a coyote kept tossing his eyes up in the air, but one time an eagle caught them and took them away, so he replaced his eyes with buttercups.

The hybrid forms of primrose will give you more colors than the regular version, and if they cross-pollinate and multiple, you could end up with quite the surprise come the next season.

Clarkia was indeed named after the explorer William Clark. They will bloom in the summer and fall, and even in the winter in some milder climates. Growing them kind of has a "set it and forget it" capability. Plant them and enjoy!

Geraniums can be planted in beds, inside if cared for properly or in a hanging basket in a well-draining pot. They will reward you with brightly colored, tightly bundled petals with plenty of green foliage.

Most people know the flower dahlia from the infamous Black Dahlia, but it's so much more. It's a beautiful, full flower, and once you plant one, more will pop up, and you'll end up with a plentiful array of dahlias.

Daffodils are one of the biggest signs of spring. Once you see them blooming, you know warmer weather and beach days are right around the corner. They are bright yellow, grow tall and bring that added brightness to your garden.

The forget-me-not flower spreads easily, feeds itself and blankets a garden in the most beautiful way. The petals can be pink, but it could depend on the pH levels of the soil. The traditional plant, however, has blue flowers.

Freesia flowers grow on a single stem, but when you look closely, you'll see more than one. How? At the top of the stem, it starts to go horizontal and produce smaller versions of the stems, which produce multiple blooms at a time.

Gardenia require bright, but not direct, sun pretty much all day and are hard to grow if they don't have lots of humidity. People grow them for their foliage, and once in bloom, they make great cut flowers for a dinner-table bouquet.

Named after a physician from Charleston, South Carolina, gardenia are super fragrant, full and perfect when used for screens or privacy in your garden. They might attract bugs, though, so it's important to keep an eye on it.

Lantana are in the verbena family and attract things like butterflies and hummingbirds to your garden, so it's perfect for your whimsical side. They do need a good bit of sun, so make sure the space you choose for them is bright.

Lavender is such a good plant to have in your garden. You'll be treated to beautiful light-purple blooms, and if you open your windows, you'll get whiffs of the most amazing scent. Essential oil diffusers and candles will be a thing of the past if you grow lavender.

It's a vine variety, so as long a you put it in a pot with a stake for it to climb up, it will be good to go. Make sure the plant is in a big enough pot so that the leaves that are there when you buy it don't die off.

Some varieties of peonies have been around longer than your grandparents. They can live for over 100 years and should be planted in the late fall. Planting in the spring will result in a delayed blooming reaction.

The poinsettia plant is a radiant red with white accents, and the amount of color will vary depending on the plant you get. If you treat them right, you can keep this plant blooming and growing year after year for the Christmas season.

Queen Anne's lace is actually part of the carrot family. The name comes from when Queen Anne apparently pricked her finger on a sewing needle and a drop of blood fell onto the lace she was sewing. But that's just legend.

The scent of a sweet pea flower is intoxicating and can be planted as a garden border, or on a trellis or arch. Native to Sicily, growing these flowers is easy if you know what you're doing. But the scent alone is well worth the adventure.

The forsythia isn't hard to grow, but it can be tricky to maintain since it grows so fast. Pruning is definitely necessary or it will get out of control and too heavy. They will be one of the first plants for bloom for you in the spring.

The Violet plant is native to northern regions and is a very common spring bloom. The heart-shaped leaves paired with a lovely blue-purple color makes this such a beautiful plant to sit and admire with a cup of tea.

The wishbone flower, also called bluewings, comes in blue, white or pink and usually with some kind of yellow markings. The stamens of the plant form a wishbone shape, hence their name.

Zinnias are annuals, so they will not return year after year. The good news is, once they are grown and bloomed, they make great cut flowers. They look so much like dahlias that one variety is called 'dahlia-flowered' and grows up to three feet tall.

The petals of an aster flower look like rays of sunlight because of how thin, long and almost spear-like they look coming out of their yellow center. What's almost unbelievable is that the height can range from 8 inches to 8 feet.

Bluebells are members of the hyacinth family. The flower is obviously bell shaped but is more purple than blue, though some varieties take on different hues of the blue color. The English kind adorn cute gardens in France and England. Maybe the Queen has some!

The carnation flower, especially yellow carnations, have been the symbol of friendship for a long time. They maybe aren't the best flowers to give your love on Valentine's Day but a good one to give someone to let them know where you stand.

Clematis needs support from some kind of trellis or stake, but once they have that, up they go! If you have room, the bigger variety is great, but there are more compact versions that work in smaller spaces. Pro tip: plant a baptisia next to it to keep the root soil cool.

Plumerias are so beautiful, they almost look fake. They legitimately look like a sunset in flower form, and the petals kind of twist into themselves in the center. They're commonly used for ornamental purposes, like in hair or flower necklaces.

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