Quiz: Can You Match the Flower to Its Scientific Name?
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Can You Match the Flower to Its Scientific Name?
By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

It's one thing to know the names of your favorite flowers and request them in a bouquet, but would you be able to identify them based on their complicated scientific names? While some flowers have common names that are close to their scientific names, the vast majority do not, which can make it very difficult to match the two. But we're going to ask you to try to do it anyway in this quiz. 

So read our questions and find the scientific names. Look out for the clues we've hidden in there as well and then try to match each of the names to the flowers you grew up learning about. We know for a fact you've heard all about the Dianthus caryophyllus, the  Papaver somniferum and the Gardenia jasminoides. In fact, we're pretty sure you've held them in your hands at one point not even knowing that behind those pretty petals lay some pretty impressive words.  

Do you often go on walks and share with your friends the names of each flower you pass? We hope so! Match these beautiful flowers' scientific names to their common names so we can tell you if you really know your stuff. 


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