Saturday Quiz – Mountain ‘Weeds’ – The Answers

Dear Readers, we have a tie at the top this week, with FEARN and Fran and Bobby Freelove both coming in with 16 out of 20, and Mike from Alittlebitoutoffocus only a tiny bit behind with 13/20, so well done everybody – not an easy quiz! Let’s see if I’ve been kinder tomorrow….

1) Yellow Corydalis ( Corydalis lutea) – originally from the Italian/Swiss Alps

2) Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) – originally from the Himalayas and mountainous regions of China)3) Himalayan Honeysuckle (Lonicera formosa) – originally from (surprise surprise) the Himalayas

4) Trailing Bellflower ( (Campanula poscharskyana) – originally from the Dinaric Alps in what was Yugoslavia

5) Thale Cress (Arabidopsis thaliana) – a cheeky one! Actually widespread all over Europe, but originally discovered in the Harz Mountains in Germany

6) Fox and Cubs ( (Pilosella aurantiaca) – originally from the Carpathian mountains of Slovakia, Moldova and Romania

7) Purple Toadflax (Linaria purpurea) from the Italian Alps and Italian Apennine mountains)

8) Gallant Soldier ( (Galinsoga parviflora) – from the Andes

9) Rhododendron ( (Rhododendron ponticum) – from the Himalayas

10) Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) – from the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, Georgia and Armenia




3 thoughts on “Saturday Quiz – Mountain ‘Weeds’ – The Answers

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    Thanks for the quiz. We’re pleased with that result, mountain ranges are always difficult. Main thing is we enjoy doing them 😀

  2. Liz Norbury

    I struggled with this quiz, and wasn’t confident about enough of my answers to send them in, but it’s been fascinating to see the results. I’ve learned a lot!


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