Can you distinguish aster from anemone, or lilac from larkspur, in just one glance? Are you able to identify any of the 100-plus species of roses from one another without checking the little plant markers? If you've got a good eye for flowers, you might have what it takes to earn a perfect score on this quiz!
There's no question that flowers are nature's gift. Whether arranged in a vase or growing in the garden, flowers add a pop of color and fragrance, plus they help humans to reconnect with our natural roots.
But the true value of flowers extends well beyond their appearance and smell; many flowers can be used as food or garnish, while others have been used in a variety of medicines throughout the years. Flowers also play a symbolic role, representing love, mourning or celebration as we include them in key life events, such as weddings, funerals and parties.
Perhaps most important of all, however, is the role flowers play in nature itself. They serve as food for deer and rabbits, and they also provide pollen and nectar for bees, wasps, butterflies and other insects. Even below the surface of the soil, the roots of flowering plants are involved in a complicated symbiotic relationship with a variety of bacteria and fungi.
So do you think you have what it takes to tell one flower from another after viewing only a single image? Take this quiz and find out!