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Plants by Picture

Can you identify the plants that are depicted below?
Guess the name of the plant, even if we only show you a part of it
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Last updated: July 1, 2018
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First submittedJune 30, 2018
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Banyan Tree
Joshua Tree
Pitcher Plant
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Level 83
Jun 30, 2018
Are cattails the same thing as bulrushes?
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2018
I thought it was a bull rush too.
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Level 81
Jun 30, 2018
It is indeed a bulrush, or alternately a reedmace. And that looks an awful lot like a waterlily to me.
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2018
Bulrush will work now
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Level 89
Sep 28, 2019
It's invariably called a cat o' nine in many places, but this isn't accepted.
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Level 75
Jun 30, 2018
that's water lily not lily. i typed water lily and it was not accepted.
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Level 68
Jun 30, 2018
Yes, you should accept water lily or water lilies.
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Level ∞
Jul 1, 2018
Changed the answer to water lily.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
And not accept lily, cause that also exists and is something completely different (if it didnt exist it wouldnt matter that much)
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Level 86
Jun 30, 2018
please accept acorn for the picture you have listed as oak since what you picture is the fruit from an oak tree not an oak by itself. Or call it an oak nut but most commonly known by acorn.
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Level 72
Jun 30, 2018
Instructions say to name the plant even if only a part of it is shown. The plant is oak, the acorn is part of it.
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Level 73
Jul 11, 2018
I really don't think acorn should work either. It's not a plant only the product of the plant. I don't see any difference in that clue and the maple leaf clue. They both lead you to the plant source not just the part of the plant shown in the picture
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Level 67
Nov 10, 2018
Some say that oak trees are just acorns way of making more acorns. Which of the two are the real organism is purely a human definition
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
The but the definition of this wuiz is asking for the plant not the seed.

btw are eggs here to make chickens or are there chickens to make eggs ;)

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Level 91
Jun 30, 2018
As an Irishman that clover looks mighty like shamrock!
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Level 83
Jul 5, 2018
"Shamrock" is a word usually used to refer to various species of clover.
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Level 74
Sep 22, 2018
As a non-Irish non-man person I agree with CaritasInVeritate!
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Level 71
Jun 30, 2018
Water lily for Lily..... Bulrush for Cattail........ I'm guessing the 'Irishman' hasn't seen real Shamrock....... Ladies Lace for Queen Ann's Lace ...... otherwise good quiz.
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2018
A water lily is not actually a lily. And the cat tail is a bullrush in most parts of the world
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Level 77
Jul 1, 2018
Those trees look awfully lot like birches.
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Level 82
Jul 23, 2018
That was my first thought.
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2018
same
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Level 81
Nov 11, 2018
I tried poplar too and that didn't work although it is also called "white poplar" per wikipedia and is the same genus
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
I got fooled too
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Level 79
Jul 1, 2018
Cow Parsley for queen Annes Lace and Bullrush for Cattail?
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Level 48
Oct 17, 2018
agreed i grew up calling it cow parsley
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Level 28
Aug 5, 2022
same
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2018
Yep, I tried Cow Parsley too. Maybe a British thing?
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Level 49
Nov 10, 2018
Me too. In fact the other day I was going through a book that had flowers in and there were lots of similar ones to coe parsley but I dont remember Queen Anne's Lace (I'm also British).
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Level 66
Nov 13, 2018
Another one here for cow parsley. Must be a British thing, as others have said
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2023
The common name "cow parsley" refers to the closely related species anthriscus sylvestris, whereas the species pictured is daucus carota, or the "wild carrot." Both species are occasionally referred to as "Queen Anne's lace," however only the first is referred to as "cow parsley" at least according to wikipedia. Flowers in the apiaceae family often look very similar to one another, which can be dangerous since many species are edible (like the carrot) and many are poisonous (like poison hemlock). Here in North America there is also a very similar looking species called "cow parsnip" (heracleum maximum) which is poisonous to the touch, causing severe blisters after exposure to sunlight.
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Level 60
Jul 1, 2018
I thought the swamp trees were bald cypress, like the ones in Florida
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Level 74
Jul 2, 2018
Wild carrot for Queen Anne's lace?
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Level 75
Nov 10, 2018
That's what my grandmother used to call them when we went out hunting wild food together. I always allow some to reseed in my flower beds in honor of her. Thanks for evoking a nice memory.
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2021
Yeah please. I immediately recognized it was a carrot but have never heard the name "Queen Anne's lace"
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Level 75
Jul 3, 2018
I ha no idea that sausage plants existed
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Level 68
Jul 10, 2018
Fly trap for Venus fly trap?
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Level 57
Oct 15, 2021
If you know that much surely you know it's called "Venus fly trap"?
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Level 94
Aug 22, 2018
Queen Anne's Lace should have an 'e', shouldn't it?
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Level 75
Nov 10, 2018
Good catch. Yes, it should.
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Level 74
Aug 23, 2018
Please accept singular "Hop"
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Level 79
Nov 1, 2018
Please accept Stangler Fig for Banyan
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2018
Man, I tried bunyan, then couldn't figure out what else it could be. Dang, banyan!
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Level 72
Nov 10, 2018
Technically, Kelp is not a plant. It is a protist (an algae). So, probably shouldn't be on this quiz with "plant" right there in the title. Glad to get the point for it, but still.
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2018
Nice point.
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Level 68
Nov 10, 2018
I vote for a New Zealand plant :-)
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Level 39
Aug 13, 2020
Me toooo!
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Level 71
Jul 14, 2020
I kept trying algae because I didn't even think of kelp until the last seconds.
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Level 63
Nov 10, 2018
For Boabab can you accept "boab"? That's what they're called in Australia.
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Level 67
Jul 21, 2019
Or just bob ;)
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Level 44
Nov 10, 2018
Please accept "Fig" or at least "Strangler Fig" as a type in for Banyan tree - there are several species of fig that look exactly like that.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strangler_fig

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Level 73
Nov 10, 2018
Banyan is known in Australia almost without exception as curtain fig or strangler fig tree.
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Level 44
Nov 11, 2018
Curtain fig is one particular example of strangler fig (I used to live 5 minutes from it) on the Atherton Tablelands, it's not the name for the trees in general.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtain_Fig_Tree

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Level 62
Nov 10, 2018
Too The Economist-centric.
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Level 89
Apr 19, 2020
Got very confused, Tried 'hop' and was rejected. Answer accepted is 'hops'. Um...
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Level 78
Jul 24, 2021
Kelp is not a plant, it is a protist more closely related to algae. Not in the same kingdom as plants.

Also, Bulrush is a Juncus species, so a proper rush related to the grasses and sedges. Cattails (Typha spp.) are forbs, monocots not closely related to the grasses, sedges and rushes. The picture is correctly identified as a cattail.

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Level 74
Dec 21, 2021
Cool quiz! Can you please accept "carrot" or "wild carrot" for Queen Anne's Lace?
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Level 67
Jan 28, 2022
Never have I felt so silly not to get an answer. I thought the maple leaf was a sycamore (it looks similar an autumnal one in the UK) then had a complete mental block
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2022
Apparently Queen Ann's lace can refer to two plants, one of which is also known as cow parsley (as some have pointed out above). I guess whether or not cow parsley is allowed depends on which plant is shown... any ideas?
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Level 28
Aug 5, 2022
LOVE this quiz!!!
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Level 52
Nov 11, 2022
Please accept "wild carrot" and "queen anne's lace"
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Level 76
Mar 21, 2023
JetPunk Interesting Fact #603: "Kelp is not a plant."
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Level 83
Jun 17, 2023
It should be Queen Anne with an e. Also known as wild carrot.
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Level 69
Aug 13, 2023
Carrot or wild carrot should be accepted for Queen Anne's lace. I believe the name "Queen Anne's lace" is only used in North America.