Can You Identify These Fall Flowers?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

Fall usually gets a bad rap where flowers are concerned. Why? Because it's the season where leaves start to drop and where the color from the summer starts to fade away. As an added bonus, and we're being totally sarcastic here, it starts getting really cold, which really doesn't help many kinds of flowers. But there are a few resilient little buds which bloom in this beautiful season. But do you know their names? 

The fall is known for bringing colors like orange, purple, dark red and yellows, and pinks. And when it comes to their flowers, it's no different. Sure, the popular flowers like the chrysanthemum, aster and pansy are easily recognizable, but what about the sedum, Russian sage, balloon flower and toad lily? Can you recognize those if we showed you a few pictures?

We're testing your knowledge on fall flowers today because we want to know how observant you've been during this beautiful season. Will your quiz result tell us that you've been watching the flowers bloom, even in the near cold? Or will it say that you've been paying more attention to the falling leaves than anything else? It's time for us to find out in this quiz!

Roses are a genus of over 100 species which are sought for their wide variety of colors and pleasant fragrance.

Pansy is the common name used for 400 to 600 species of violets which come in a wide range of colors and patterns.

The coneflower is a double flower hybrid which comes in shades of white, yellow, pink, purple, orange or mango.

Marigolds are brightly colored flowers typically yellow, orange or red in coloration and up to 5 to 18 inches in height.

Dahlia, native to Mexico and Central America, are tuberous-rooted herbs with up to 30 species, 6 of which are grown for ornamental purposes.

Native to South Africa, calla lilies are trumpet-shaped flowers which are commonly used in weddings and funerals.

Hydrangea, indigenous to the Western hemisphere and eastern Asia, is a genus of woody shrubs which produces ball-like clusters of small, white flowers.

Iris is a genus of plants containing 300 species which are best known for their wide range of colorful flowers.

Native to South Africa, Freesia is a genus of the iris family which is known for their bell-shaped lemon-scented flowers.

Heather is an evergreen shrub which produces several bell-like flowers in shades of pink, red, white and purple.

Garden mums, also called hardy mums, are frequently used in landscaping due to their wide range of bright colors.

Asters are colorful, star-shaped flowers which are commonly referred to as starworts, frost flowers and Michaelmas daisies.

Orchid is a family of colorful flowers which is made up of almost 1,000 genera and over 22,000 species.

The African iris is characterized by its white petals, which are decorated with purple-blue and yellow markings.

Chrysanthemum, commonly called mums, is a genus of ornamental plants of the Aster family which produces colorful flowers.

Red spider lily, scientifically called Lycoris radiata, is a bright red flower known for its poisonous bulbs.

New York daisies are small to large-sized flowers with colorful petals ranging from yellow, orange, pink, scarlet, and deep red.

Gerbera is a perennial daisy indigenous to South Africa and is the fifth most common flower in the world.

Toad lilies are orchid-like flowers characterized by their yellow or white color decorated with hundreds of purple spots.

Japanese anemones are small perennial flowers with slender stems and white, purple or dark pink petals.

Monkshoods are garden ornamentals which are distinguished by their large purple, blue, pink, yellow or white flowers.

As its name suggests, goldenrods, of which there are many species, are identified by their bright yellow flower heads.

The lead plant is a small plant known for its silverish leaves and small, purple flowers which grow in long spikes.

Mexican sage is bushy shrub which is easily recognized by its small, purple flower spikes and grayish-green leaves.

The balloon flower is formed by five petals which come in shades of blue-violet, as well as pink or white.

Anise hyssops are known for their small, lavender flowers, square stems, and ovular, broad, dull-green leaves.

Sedum plants vary in size and color but are usually noted for their blue-green foliage which turns pink in the winter.

Tickseed, also called coreopsis, is a perennial plant with daisy-like flowers in shades of yellow, orange, pink or red.

Spiderworts have 1 to 3 inch-wide flowers with 3 round petals with colors ranging from blue and deep blue-violet to pink or white.

Russian sage is a woody shrub with tall, spike-like cluster of lavender or blue flowers and silvery, fragrant foliage.

Snakeroots are identified by their dark purple-brown leaves and light pink to white bottlebrush flowers.

Helenium, also called sneezeweed, is a perennial plant known for its yellow, orange, red or bicolor flowers.

Turtlehead is wildflower known for its white, pink-tinged flowers which grow in dense spikes.

Colchicum, of which there are 30 species, is a genus of herbs which produces goblet-shaped, amethyst-purple flowers.

Snapdragons are easily identified by their colorful, fragrant flowers which are densely stacked together on spikes.

Salvia is a widely distributed genus of herbaceous plants of the mint family, known for their spike-like flowers.

Celosia is an annual plant which produces silky, clustered flowers which vary in appearance, color and size.

Impatiens plants are best known for their colorful blooms with hues of white, pink, red, purple, violet or coral.

Yarrow is a perennial herb which produces small, yellow, pink or white flowers grouped into flat-topped clusters.

Heliopsis are daisy-like flowers with bright golden yellow petals, an orange-gold button center and deep-green foliage.

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