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Dr M’s garden flower quiz the answers?

How did Dr M’s garden quiz go for you?

If you didn’t try it yet please here – even if you are not so familiar with garden plants and weren’t exactly sure what was what Dr M urges you to have a go at least to ID the family in each case and then the genus and species if you were feeling more confident or if garden plants are your thing, HOWEVER:

Dr M admits to perhaps botanically biting off a little more than he could chew with this post, he photographed lots of lovely flower but then realised that in a number of cases he was not at all sure about the exact species or cultivar or hybrid and has used the convention “cf.” to indicate doubt in some cases or just straight “sp.” when confidence was low!

So with no further  beating about the flower bush here are Dr M’s suggested answers (and see table below for more info on families etc), presented in all botanical humility and in the full expectation that a number of these will be challenged and corrected in due course, that’s what eXtreme garden botany is all about!

Dr M says:  See table below for Dr M’s answers in full, if you think you’ve spotted some errors or have some extra species/cultivar/hybrid info to share please contact Dr M here.

1 Boraginaceae Borago officinalis
2 Primulaceae Primula candelabra types
3 Asteraceae Centaurea montana
4 Asteraceae Echinops cf. ritro
5 Poaceae Miscanthus sinensis
6 Amaryllidaceae Agapanthus africanus
7 Asteraceae Helianthus sp.
8 Asteraceae Rudbeckia cf.fulgida
9 Asteraceae Helenium sp.
10 Lythraceae Lythrum salicaria
11 Polemoniaceae Phlox cf. paniculata
12 Lamiaceae Physostegia virginiana
13 Asparagaceae Hosta fortunei
14 Ranunculaceae Aquilegia vulgaris
15 Polygonaceae Persicaria amplexicaulis
16 Ranunculaceae Thalictrum flavum
17 Asteraceae Inula hookeri
18 Euphorbiaceae Euphorbia griffithi
19 Crassulaceae Sedum telephium
20 Apiaceae Eryngium planum
21 Amaryllidaceae Galanthus nivalis
22 Iridaceae Crocosmia paniculata
23 Convolvulaceae Ipomoeia sp
24 Verbenaceae Verbena bonariensis
25 Asteraceae Echinacea purpurea
26 Ranunculaceae Anemone japonica
27 Ranunculaceae Helleborus sp
28 Xanthorrhoeaceae Kniphofia rooperi
29 Geraniaceae Geranium pratense
30 Lamiaceae Phlomis russeliana
31 Ranunculaceae Eranthus hiemalis
32 Iridaceae Iris sibirica
33 Xanthorrhoeaceae Hemerocallis sp.
34 Asparagaceae Camassia sp
35 Amaryllidaceae Narcissus poeticus
36 Apiaceae Astrantia major

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