Quiz about The Flower Name Game
Quiz about The Flower Name Game

The Flower Name Game Trivia Quiz


Most flowers have at least two names. One is its scientific name (which often is derived from the Latin language) and the other is its common name. In this quiz, I will test your knowledge of the various names of flowers.

A multiple-choice quiz by PrinceMagus411. Estimated time: 7 mins.
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Time
7 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
161,475
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
20
Difficulty
Tough
Avg Score
11 / 20
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1458
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Scroll down to the bottom for the answer key.
1. The tropical flower called the strelitzia is also (due to its appearance) known by what other name? Hint

Bird of Paradise
Lobster Claw
Banana Flower
Fireweed

2. The flower known as the anemone is also known by a simpler name that mentions one of the four elements. What is this other name? Hint

Fireflower
Windflower
Waterflower
Earthflower

3. The agapanthus (literally meaning "love flower") is also known as the African lily or what other African name? Hint

Sahara Lily
Lily of the Serengeti
Lily of the Nile
Madagascar Lily

4. The yellow or white, trumpet-shaped daffodil (most commonly seen in Spring) is one of the most common types of what flower?

Answer: (One word)
5. The poisonous digitalis is more commonly known as what? Hint

Foxglove
Monkshood
Nightshade
Poison Ivy

6. While the flower known as the bluebell is also called scilla, the flower known as the golden bells are scientifically called what? Hint

Forsythia
Echinops
Gladiolus
Delphinium

7. After the Columbine shooting, people planted these flowers to remember those who died in the tragedy. The flowers themselves, however, resemble the talons of a bird of prey. What is the common name of this flower?

Answer: (common name! One Word)
8. Erica, a common girl's name, is also a type of flower. Its common name is also a girl's name. Give the common name of this flower.

Answer: (One Word)
9. The diosma is more commonly known by what "holy" name? Hint

God's Flower
Breath of Heaven
Joseph's Coat
Star of Bethlehem

10. The anigozanthos is also known as the paw of what animal?

Answer: (One Word)
11. A favorite among bees, the syringa is also known as what? Hint

Clover
Daffodil
Dandelion
Lilac

12. A favorite among children, the antirrhinum is also known as what?

Answer: (One Word)
13. The large flower known as the helianthus is more commonly called what?

Answer: (One Word)
14. The physostegia is more commonly known as the "false" head of what mythical beast? Hint

Dragon
Griffin
Unicorn
Hydra

15. The leucodendron, due to its appearance, is also called the _______ tip.

Answer: (One Word)
16. The unusual blossom of the ananas flower remarkably resembles which fruit? Hint

Pineapple
Apple
Starfruit
Orange

17. What is the scientific name of the pussy willow? Hint

Chaenomeles
Pussy Willow
Salix
Leptospurnum

18. In some cases, the scientific name isn't much different from the common name. An example is the paeonia, which is also known as what?

Answer: (One Word)
19. The purple limonium is known as statice or by what other name? Hint

Baby's Breath
German Lavender
Sea Lavender
Wind Lavender

20. Which of these lilies is in the family Sarracenia? Hint

Lily of the Valley
Water
Torch
Cobra


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. The tropical flower called the strelitzia is also (due to its appearance) known by what other name?

Answer: Bird of Paradise

The Bird of Paradise is a multicolored flower that looks remarkably like a tropical bird. The name "strelitzia" was named after Queen Charlotte of Mecklenberg-Strelitz.
2. The flower known as the anemone is also known by a simpler name that mentions one of the four elements. What is this other name?

Answer: Windflower

An anemone (also known as an anenome) is also a sea creature that resembles a small tree. The anemone flower can come in red, pink, blue, purple, or white. It was named after the Greek myth Adonis who fell in love with Aphrodite. According to legend, he was killed by a wild boar and wherever his blood fell, crimson flowers grew.
3. The agapanthus (literally meaning "love flower") is also known as the African lily or what other African name?

Answer: Lily of the Nile

The agapanthus is a collection of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers. It is a member of the daffodil family, though the flower as a whole does not look like a daffodil.
4. The yellow or white, trumpet-shaped daffodil (most commonly seen in Spring) is one of the most common types of what flower?

Answer: Narcissus

Other variants of the narcissus is the paperwhite (which resembles a green onion on the bottom and has a very strong scent) and the jonquil.
5. The poisonous digitalis is more commonly known as what?

Answer: Foxglove

Foxglove is tall and spikelike, similar to fireweed. It comes in white, red, purple, pink, and yellow.
6. While the flower known as the bluebell is also called scilla, the flower known as the golden bells are scientifically called what?

Answer: Forsythia

The golden bells do indeed look like golden bells. The forsythia is a part of the lilac family and was named after a Scottish gardener named William Forsyth.
7. After the Columbine shooting, people planted these flowers to remember those who died in the tragedy. The flowers themselves, however, resemble the talons of a bird of prey. What is the common name of this flower?

Answer: Columbine

This flower is also known as aquilegia, because of its appearance ("aquila" is Latin for "eagle"). Where I live, every school in the district planted these flowers in front of the buildings as a memorial for the lives that had been lost.
8. Erica, a common girl's name, is also a type of flower. Its common name is also a girl's name. Give the common name of this flower.

Answer: Heather

Heather comes in purple- or pink-flowered shrubs. The flowers are sometimes very brittle and dry.
9. The diosma is more commonly known by what "holy" name?

Answer: Breath of Heaven

The diosma is a very fragrant flower that comes in white, pink, lavender, or red.
10. The anigozanthos is also known as the paw of what animal?

Answer: Kangaroo

The kangaroo paw is an unusual red, purple, green, or yellowish flower that's covered in a short, soft fur.
11. A favorite among bees, the syringa is also known as what?

Answer: Lilac

Lilacs are a lavender color and looks similar to larkspur. Lilac plants often attract swarms of bees, particularly bumblebees and yellow jackets.
12. A favorite among children, the antirrhinum is also known as what?

Answer: Snapdragon

By pinching it the right way, one can make the flower seem like it's a dragon opening and closing its mouth.
13. The large flower known as the helianthus is more commonly called what?

Answer: Sunflower

Sunflowers, as the name suggests, need lots of sun and can grow to be enormous. The flower itself can get to be almost a foot in diameter, and the stem can grow to be over six feet tall.
14. The physostegia is more commonly known as the "false" head of what mythical beast?

Answer: Dragon

The false dragonhead is also known as the lion's heart or the obedient plant.
15. The leucodendron, due to its appearance, is also called the _______ tip.

Answer: Flame

Its silvery foliage gives it its scientific name, which means literally "white tree". Another common name of this plant is the silver tree. When in bloom, it displays a dark red blossom that gives it the name "flame tip".
16. The unusual blossom of the ananas flower remarkably resembles which fruit?

Answer: Pineapple

The ananas flower is also known as the ornamental or dwarf pineapple. The ananas flower looks identical to a pineapple, but is signficiantly smaller. It isn't edible, however.
17. What is the scientific name of the pussy willow?

Answer: Salix

Pussy willows are so named because of the fuzzy blossoms that feel like cat hair.
18. In some cases, the scientific name isn't much different from the common name. An example is the paeonia, which is also known as what?

Answer: Peony

The peony is a large, fragrant flower that somewhat resembles the carnation.
19. The purple limonium is known as statice or by what other name?

Answer: Sea Lavender

The purple limonium is a great addition to floral arrangements in that it adds a colorful filler as well as an interesting texture.
20. Which of these lilies is in the family Sarracenia?

Answer: Cobra

It's also known as the pitcher plant, swamp lily, cobra head, or trumpet. It, like the venus flytrap, is a predatory flower that captures insects and eats them.
Source: Author PrinceMagus411

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