Can You Identify These Winter Flowers?

SCIENCE

Kennita Leon

6 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Contrary to popular belief, there are more than a few flowers that rear their heads during the winter. It may be extremely cold during the winter, so much so that we humans can't even stand to stay outside for too long, but there are some resilient flowers that are able to survive in these harsh conditions. And don't think that these flowers will be dark and gloomy, as winter can be. No, they're quite beautiful - even more so because they shed some light on what could be a not-so-happy season. But do you know their names? Could you identify these winter flowers if we showed you pictures of them? 

Well, we're about to do just that in this quiz. We've compiled a list of beautiful winter flowers, and it's your job to correctly match the flower in the picture to its correct name. It's as easy as it sounds, but what's not so easy to recognize are some of the flowers we have. Could you identify the snowdrop, winter jasmine, holly berry and star of Bethlehem? What about the Asiatic lily and Queen Anne's lace? It's time to put your best foot forward and identify these beautiful winter flowers. Are you ready to get started? 

What kind of flower is this?

Scientifically known as Lillium, lilies are large prominent flowers of white, orange and other colors. They are very popular and are used as symbols of love and innocence.

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Which winter flower is this?

Also known as the African daisy, gerberas are named after a German botanist named Traugott Gerber. They are members of the daisy family.

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Are you able to identify this flower?

Popularly known for being colorful and fragrant, orchids are one of the largest families of flowering plants. Under ideal conditions, some blooms can last up to 120 days.

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Which winter bloom do you see here?

Perhaps the best-known flower, roses are associated with beauty and love. There are more than a thousand cultivated species and hybrids of roses, a few of which bloom in winter.

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What's this winter flower's name?

Pansies are bright, showy flowers, and the blooms are edible. They consist of large and colorful overlapping petals.

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Can you tell us the name of this flower?

A bulbous herb, amaryllis flowers grow in large fragrant clusters of red, pink or white. Their appearance resembles that of lilies. They can be forced to bloom in winter.

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Can you guess the name of this cold bloomer?

A relative of buttercups, winter aconites are small yellow flowers. They are scientifically known as Eranthis.

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Can you identify this flower's name?

A plant indigenous to Asia, the camellia is used as a source of tea and oil. Since 1959 it has been the state flower of Alabama.

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Which name does this flower go by?

Scientifically referred to as the Galanthus, which directly translates to "milk flower," the snowdrop is a small, bulbous plant. Its flowers are white and dome-shaped.

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Match this winter flower to its name.

The flower used to express love and fascination, carnations are most commonly pink in color, but a rainbow of options exist. Experts believe carnations originated in the Mediterranean.

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By what name does this flower go?

Endemic to China, the winter jasmine is a slender deciduous shrub known scientifically as Jasminum nudiflorum. Believe it or not, it belongs to the olive family.

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Pick the name of the flower you see here.

The ginger flower is a yellow or sometimes purple flower grown from a rhizome. Originating from the rainforests of India, the root of the ginger flower is popularly used as a spice.

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Which of these names matches the picture you see here?

With such a difficult name to pronounce, chrysanthemums are commonly referred to simply as "mums" or "chrysanths." Many cultivated variations exist.

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What kind of flower is this?

A small tree native to Japan, the magnolia stellata, or star magnolia, has fragrant blooms that are white in color. It grows up to 15 feet tall.

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Can you tell us what this winter flower is called?

The only genus of the Aquifoliaceae family, the holly berry is commonly used during Christmas time in wreaths and decorations. Caution: these berries are poisonous.

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Which winter flower is this?

A plant indigenous to Mexico, poinsettias are red, white or green. They are a popular Christmas flower.

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Do you know what the name of this flower is?

So named for its appearance, witch hazel is red and yellow. It can be brewed as a tea, or applied to the skin to reduce inflammation.

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Are you able to identify this flower?

Ornithogalum, as it is scientifically called, is the star of Bethlehem flower. It is known by some as "the florist's nightmare" due to its ability to sprout anywhere and last a long time.

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Can you identify this flower's name?

A group of perennial flowering plants, Helleborus or hellebore is grown for decorative purposes. The foliage is leathery.

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Which winter bloom do you see here?

Native to southeastern Australia, the pepperberry or mountain pepper has small white flowers which fall against a backdrop of aromatic green leaves and red stems.

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Which name does this flower go by?

As suggested by the name, the Asiatic lily is a variant of the lily flower found in Asia. This variant consists of large, brightly colored flowers.

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What's this winter flower's name?

A plant originally from Europe but naturalized to North America, Queen Anne's lace is white. The flower is also known as bishop's lace and bird's nest. Many consider it to be a weed.

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Match this winter flower to its name.

Originally grown in meadows, statice grows in clusters of small violet flowers which sometimes turn white when mature. Due to their longevity, they are popularly used in dried flower arrangements.

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Can you tell us the name of this flower?

A tuberous perennial, cyclamen are small scented flowers of pink, white or red. The flower normally points downward.

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Can you tell us the name of this cold bloomer?

A small deciduous tree and member of the rose family, serviceberry is known scientifically as Amelanchier arborea. It can grow to a height of 25 feet.

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By what name does this flower go?

A large shrub, Acacia is commonly known as wattles. It produces small, yellow, pom-pom flowers.

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What kind of flower is this?

Also known as hellebore, the Lenten rose exists in various colors. They are large flowers and grow in clusters.

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Pick the name of the flower you see here.

These bloom in spring - maybe very late winter. Often found near bodies of water, forget-me-nots are small, truly charming blue flowers with pink centers. Their stems can grow to nearly two feet in height.

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Which of these names matches the picture you see here?

Endemic to the Alps of Central Europe, winter heath, or Erica carnea as it is also known, is a pink flower which darkens to purple over time. The leaves are evergreen.

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Can you tell us what this winter flower is called?

A largely cultivated and hybridized flower, the fairy primrose is grown in the colors pink, violet, red and white. It is a popular houseplant - easy to grow.

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Match this winter flower to its name.

Originating in South America, the alstroemeria is commonly called the Peruvian lily or lily of the Incas. It can bloom until the first frost.

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Identify this flower.

Daphne is easily distinguished by its scented petals and bright berries. Caution - the berries are poisonous. Daphne is grown as an ornamental plant.

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Can you tell us the name of this flower?

Lily of the valley, or May bells, as they are also known, are small, white, bell-shaped flowers which grow on a stalk. This flower has meaning for "Breaking Bad" fans.

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Are you able to tell us the name of this cold bloomer?

Essentially a flowering bush found in South Africa, protea is also known as %0Dthe sugarbush. It symbolizes hope. The plant won't flower until it is at least four years old.

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Which name does this flower go by?

Ranunculus flowers have an almost unreal appearance that makes them a highly sought-after flower for wedding bouquets. They have a silky rose-like blossom that comes in a wide range of colors, from dark purple to yellow.

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Which winter bloom do you see here?

The most popular variant of the daisy, the paper daisy consists of perfectly layered petals of white, pink or orange, with a yellow center. It blooms until the first frost.

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What's this winter flower's name?

A member of the pea family, the Hardenbergia is native to the Tasmanian region of Australia. It is also known there as the native lilac or waraburra.

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By what name does this flower go?

Viburnums are evergreen and deciduous shrubs which bloom in clusters of small pink or white flowers. They also produce colorful berries.

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