Saturday Quiz – Family Favourites – The Answers!

This is hemp agrimony (Eupatorium cannabinum) from the Asteraceae or daisy family

Dear Readers,

Well, that was a great week! Claire, FEARN, Anne and Fran and Bobby Freelove all got 15 out of `15 on identifying the plant families correctly, so well done to everyone. For those who also tried to identify the plants, both Anne and Fran and Bobby got 13 out of the 15 plants correct, though with common names there is a bit of room for negotiation – for example, I had plant 1 as spear thistle rather than milk thistle, and plant 13 as goat’s rue rather than bird vetch. If you can convince me that this is how you know Cirsium vulgare and Galego officinalis I will give you your points back :-).

1)L) Asteraceae (Daisies) Spear Thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

2H) Primulaceae (Primulas)Yellow loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris)

3)F) Malvaceae (Mallows) Musk Mallow (Malva moscata)

4)M) Lamiaceae (Deadnettles) Hedge Woundwort (Stachys sylvatica)

5)G) Balsaminaceae (Balsams) Small balsam (Impatiens parviflora)

6)K) Scrophulaceae (Figworts) Buddleia (Buddleia davidii)

7)N) Dipsaceae (Teasels) Wild teasel (Dipsacus fullonum)

8I) Solanaceae (Nightshades) Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara)

9)E) Onagraceae (Willowherbs) Evening Primrose (Oenothera glazioviana)

10)A) Crassulaceae (Stonecrops) Caucasian stonecrop (Sedum spurium)

11)O) Apiaceae (Carrots) Wild carrot (Daucus carota)

12)D) Geraniaceae (Cranesbills and storksbills) Herb Robert (Geranium robertianum)

13)B) Fabaceae (Peas, vetches and clovers) Goat’s Rue (Galego officinalis)

14)J) Plantaginaceae (Plantains) Ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata)

15)C) Hypericaceae (St John’s-worts) Perforate St John’s-wort (Hypericum perforatum)

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