Monday Quiz – Full of Beans! – Week Two

Title Photo by Karyna Pachenko

Dear Readers, as mentioned yesterday, as no one has had a go at this yet, I’m going to leave it open for another week, just in case anybody wanted to give it a go but was unwell/on holiday/. No pressure if you just want to lay on the beach eating an icecream :-0

Dear Readers, the 3rd of July is International Eat Your Beans day, and who could argue with that? But the bean family (Fabaceae) is important in other ways too – beans convert nitrogen into a form that can be accessed by other plants (with the help of some very handy bacteria), and so are vitally important for ecosystems everywhere. So, as you might have guessed, our quiz this week is ‘bean-themed’, in the broadest sense of the word. See if you can identify these members of the bean family.

All you have to do is match the name to the plant, and away we go! Answers in the comments please (and you can also put them in Messenger on my Facebook page if you’re having problems here, though I have taken off every single restriction that I can think of). The quiz closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday 16th July at 5 p.m. UK time, and the answers will be posted on Sunday 17th July.



A. Goat’s Rue (Galega officinalis)

B. Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)

C. Common Bird’s Foot Trefoil (Lotus corniculata)

D. Tufted Vetch (Vicia cracca)

E. Wood Bitter Vetch (Vicia orobus)

F. Meadow Vetchling (Lathyrus pratensis)

G. Wild Liquourice (Astragalus glycyphyllos)

H. Broad-leaved Everlasting Pea (Lathyrus latifolius)

I. Black Medick (Medicago lupulina)

J. White Clover (Trifolium repens)


Photo One by Anne Burgess


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Photo Three by Ben Sale from UK, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Four by AnemoneProjectors, CC BY-SA 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Five by Lawn Weeds, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Six by Lawn Weeds, CC BY 2.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo Seven by paul dickson


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Photo Nine by By Epibase - Own work, CC BY 3.0,


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5 thoughts on “Monday Quiz – Full of Beans! – Week Two

  1. Fran & Bobby Freelove

    Sorry for not doing it earlier, we know you take a lot of time and effort putting these together for us. We enjoy doing them together and unfortunately i wasn’t well.

    1. Bug Woman Post author

      Oh don’t ever worry about not doing it Fran and Bobby, I know you aren’t well, but I thought I’d give you and everyone else a bit of extra time just in case. And I quite enjoy doing them, so it’s never an effort….

  2. thirlsmith

    Hello from Wildflowerhunter! I have been reading your blog for a while and enjoy it very much, but I’ve only recently got round to logging in and I’m having some trouble leaving comments. I hope this one will make it! My answers to the beans quiz are:
    A9, B4, C8, D10, E2, F1, G3, H7, I5 and J6.
    Thanks for all your fascinating observations and photos – they enrich my life..

    1. Bug Woman Post author

      Good afternoon Thirlsmith, you just about made the deadline 🙂 and thank you for playing! So glad you enjoyed the blog!


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