Sunday Quiz – A Rose By Any Other Name

Dear Readers, the rose family (Rosaceae) is one of the most diverse of flowering plant families, with 55 species in the UK alone. So, this week’s quiz is simple: match the names to the photos. And hopefully everything will be coming up roses 🙂

As usual, answers in the comments by 5 p.m. UK time on Monday if you want to be marked, and if you don’t want to be influenced by speedy people, write your answers down first. Onwards!

Choose the species from the list below. So, if you think the plant in photo one is a dog rose, your answer is 1) a). Good luck!

a) Dog Rose (Rosa canina)

b) Lady’s Mantle (Alchemilla mollis)

c) Bramble (Rubus fruticosus)

d) Meadowsweet (Filipendula ulmaria)

e) Cherry Laurel (Prunus laurocerasus)

f) Tormentil (Potentilla erecta)

g) Wall Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster horizontalis)

h) Wild Strawberry (Fragaria vesca)

i) Crab Apple (Malus sylvestris)

j) Herb Bennet (Geum urbanum)

k) Great Burnet (Sanguisorba officinalis)

l) Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)

m) Pirri-pirri-bur (Acaena novae-zelandiae)

n) Whitebeam (Sorbus aria)

o) Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna)

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Photo One by © Copyright Andrew Curtis and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Photo Two by © Copyright Richard Webb and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

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3 thoughts on “Sunday Quiz – A Rose By Any Other Name

  1. Anne

    What an interesting variety. I had no idea the rose family was so large. I am sitting this one out and look forward to seeing the results.

    Reply

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