Quiz about Flowering Minds
Quiz about Flowering Minds

Flowering Minds Trivia Quiz


Flowers might be considered to be Mother Earth's jewels. Flowers have been used for decoration, for medicine, and occasionally, as food. Jump into my bouquet and find out just what you know.

A photo quiz by dcpddc478. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
dcpddc478
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
377,858
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
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1. The valued spice known as saffron comes from which part of the saffron crocus? Hint

Stigmas
Petals
Beans
Roots

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2. Which of the following is a common nickname for the lovely chrysanthemum? Hint

Chrys'
Anthems
Santhe's
Mums

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3. Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland for a period in the 1600s.

True
False

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4. Over half of the of the fresh-cut flowers grown in the United States come from which of these states? Hint

Hawaii
Texas
Vermont
California

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5. According to folklore, which group was slowed down by the thistle during their invasion of Scotland? Hint

Vikings
Romans
Huns
Egyptians

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6. All pitcher plants are deadly poisonous to mammals.

True
False

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7. The unusual titan arum grows naturally on which of the following islands? Hint

Aruba
Key West
Sumatra
Madagascar

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8. The passion flower has been used for many years to treat which of the following? Hint

Baldness
Epilepsy
Infertility
Rash

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9. There is a Christian legend that which flower came about from the tears of the Virgin Mary? Hint

Peony
Vanda Orchid
Gardenia
Carnation

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10. The flame lily is the national flower of which of the following countries? Hint

Zimbabwe
Mexico
Greenland
Spain


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The valued spice known as saffron comes from which part of the saffron crocus?

Answer: Stigmas

The saffron crocus rarely grows in the wild. Saffron is a colorful seasoning that is used in many parts of the world from Europe to Southern Asia. The bright red threads you buy when purchasing saffron are actually the stigmas, or female portion, of the saffron crocus flowers.

It takes hundreds of flowers to produce one teaspoonful. Many rodents love this flower and pest control is an important part of production.
2. Which of the following is a common nickname for the lovely chrysanthemum?

Answer: Mums

Chrysanthemums or 'mums', are one of the most cultivated flowers all around the world. They come in a huge variety of shapes and colors. Their name comes from the Greek word 'chrys', which means golden. This word is mixed with the ancient Greek word for flower, which is 'anthemon'.

The Japanese so revere the chrysanthemum that Japanese emperors sat upon Chrysanthemum thrones. Meanwhile, in Malta, this flower is associated with funerals and is considered unlucky.
3. Tulip bulbs were more valuable than gold in Holland for a period in the 1600s.

Answer: True

Between 1634 to 1637, a period known as "Tulip Mania" occurred in Holland. The value of tulips shot so high that they were treated as a form of currency. At the height of this period, certain bulbs were selling for as much as ten times the annual income of a skilled worker.

This was a short term economy which eventually crashed. The tulip is native to central Asia and eventually made its way to central Europe. Tulips grow are considered perennials, which means they live longer than two years, they bloom in the springtime, and the blooms only last about five days.
4. Over half of the of the fresh-cut flowers grown in the United States come from which of these states?

Answer: California

Over half of the fresh-cut flowers grown in the U.S. come from the state of California. In spite of a long history of flower production, many domestic growers are facing stiff competition from other countries. The countries of Columbia and Ecuador account for over 90% of all roses, carnations and chrysanthemums sold every year in North America.
5. According to folklore, which group was slowed down by the thistle during their invasion of Scotland?

Answer: Vikings

When Vikings invaded Scotland, they were slowed down by the thorns of the wild thistle. This allowed the people of Scotland time to escape the sudden attack. Because of this old legend the "wild thistle" was adopted as the national flower of Scotland. The thistle has sharp prickles and comes in a variety of colors. They are a hearty plant that can grow in many different climates.
6. All pitcher plants are deadly poisonous to mammals.

Answer: False

Pitcher plants come in a broad range of color and sizes. No matter their appearance, they are all meat eaters. They all use a cup shaped leaf full of what appears to be nectar to lure their prey in. Once the prey has landed and attempts to drink, it falls into the liquid it was so hungry for. Strong acids dissolve the prey in the same manner that your stomach acid breaks down your food.

The pitcher plant is however not poisonous to larger animals.
7. The unusual titan arum grows naturally on which of the following islands?

Answer: Sumatra

The titan arum, also known as the corpse flower, can only be found growing wild in the rainforests on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The fragrance is said to be reminiscent of rotting meat. The color and the unusual smell are thought to attract carrion-eating insects which assist in pollination.

The corpse lily blossoms only rarely in the wild, and even less frequently when cultivated.
8. The passion flower has been used for many years to treat which of the following?

Answer: Epilepsy

The passion flower was discovered by Europeans in 1620, while exploring the vast Amazonian rainforest. This woody vine grows in the sunlight, as long as it has intermittent shade. There are over 500 varieties of Passion flower and most are a combination of blue/purple and white.

They have been used for centuries by native populations and Europeans to treat anxiety disorders, epilepsy, and diarrhea. Passion flower are woody vines that are often grown on a trellis or other type of support.
9. There is a Christian legend that which flower came about from the tears of the Virgin Mary?

Answer: Carnation

Carnations are one of the most popular flowers on the planet. They are hearty and can be dyed almost any color needed. According to an old Christian legend, carnations first appeared on the earth while Jesus carried the Cross. When his mother started to cry, carnations sprang from the ground where her tears fell. Dianthus is the formal name for the carnation, and this words comes from the Greek meaning "heavenly flower".
10. The flame lily is the national flower of which of the following countries?

Answer: Zimbabwe

Flame lilies were native to Asia and Africa, but can now be found growing in Australia, and well as North and South America. This tuberous climbing plant produces flamboyant red and yellow flowers that display wavy edges. The flame lily holds the distinction of being the national flower of Zimbabwe and is known for its easiness to cultivate.
Source: Author dcpddc478

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