Dear Readers, spring ephemerals are woodland plants that come into flower very early, before the leafy canopy has developed, and then disappear. They are amongst my very favourite plants, and so today I thought I’d see how good you are at identifying them. This quiz is a simple case of matching the name to the photo.
As usual, you will have until 5 p.m. UK time on Friday 4th February to put your answers in the comments, and the results will be published on Saturday 5th February. I will disappear your answers as soon as I see them, but there may be a delay, so you might want to write your answers on a piece of paper first if you’re easily influenced!
So if you think Photo One is of Plant Species A, your answer is 1) A)
Onwards! And I hope you enjoy the photos – they remind me that spring is on the way….
A) Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria)
B) Spring snowflake (Leucojum vernum)
C) Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)
D) Winter aconite (Eranthis hyemalis)
E) Wood anemone (Anemone nemerosa)
F) Squill (Scilla siberica)
G) English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
H) Spring crocus (Crocus vernus)
I) Cowslip (Primula veris)
J) Oxlip (Primula elatior)
K) Wood Sorrel (Oxalis acetosella)
L) Common Dog Violet (Viola riviniana)