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Plants by Picture

Can you identify the plants that are depicted below?
Guess the name of the plant, even if we only show you a part of it
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First submittedJune 30, 2018
Last updatedJuly 1, 2018
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Banyan Tree
Joshua Tree
Pitcher Plant
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level 76
Jun 30, 2018
Are cattails the same thing as bulrushes?
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level 74
Jun 30, 2018
I thought it was a bull rush too.
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level 75
Jun 30, 2018
It is indeed a bulrush, or alternately a reedmace. And that looks an awful lot like a waterlily to me.
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level ∞
Jul 1, 2018
Bulrush will work now
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level 72
Sep 28, 2019
It's invariably called a cat o' nine in many places, but this isn't accepted.
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level 71
Jun 30, 2018
that's water lily not lily. i typed water lily and it was not accepted.
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level 74
Jun 30, 2018
Yes, you should accept water lily or water lilies.
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level ∞
Jul 1, 2018
Changed the answer to water lily.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
And not accept lily, cause that also exists and is something completely different (if it didnt exist it wouldnt matter that much)
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level 76
Jun 30, 2018
please accept acorn for the picture you have listed as oak since what you picture is the fruit from an oak tree not an oak by itself. Or call it an oak nut but most commonly known by acorn.
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level 67
Jun 30, 2018
Instructions say to name the plant even if only a part of it is shown. The plant is oak, the acorn is part of it.
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level 79
Jul 11, 2018
I really don't think acorn should work either. It's not a plant only the product of the plant. I don't see any difference in that clue and the maple leaf clue. They both lead you to the plant source not just the part of the plant shown in the picture
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level 59
Nov 10, 2018
Some say that oak trees are just acorns way of making more acorns. Which of the two are the real organism is purely a human definition
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
The but the definition of this wuiz is asking for the plant not the seed.

btw are eggs here to make chickens or are there chickens to make eggs ;)

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level 84
Jun 30, 2018
As an Irishman that clover looks mighty like shamrock!
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level 76
Jul 5, 2018
"Shamrock" is a word usually used to refer to various species of clover.
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level 75
Sep 22, 2018
As a non-Irish non-man person I agree with CaritasInVeritate!
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level 67
Jun 30, 2018
Water lily for Lily..... Bulrush for Cattail........ I'm guessing the 'Irishman' hasn't seen real Shamrock....... Ladies Lace for Queen Ann's Lace ...... otherwise good quiz.
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level 71
Jul 1, 2018
A water lily is not actually a lily. And the cat tail is a bullrush in most parts of the world
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level 82
Jul 1, 2018
Those trees look awfully lot like birches.
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level 69
Jul 23, 2018
That was my first thought.
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level 62
Nov 10, 2018
same
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level 71
Nov 11, 2018
I tried poplar too and that didn't work although it is also called "white poplar" per wikipedia and is the same genus
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
I got fooled too
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level 79
Jul 1, 2018
Cow Parsley for queen Annes Lace and Bullrush for Cattail?
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level 52
Oct 17, 2018
agreed i grew up calling it cow parsley
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level 57
Nov 10, 2018
Yep, I tried Cow Parsley too. Maybe a British thing?
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level 44
Nov 10, 2018
Me too. In fact the other day I was going through a book that had flowers in and there were lots of similar ones to coe parsley but I dont remember Queen Anne's Lace (I'm also British).
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level 59
Nov 13, 2018
Another one here for cow parsley. Must be a British thing, as others have said
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level 59
Jul 1, 2018
I thought the swamp trees were bald cypress, like the ones in Florida
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level 80
Jul 2, 2018
Wild carrot for Queen Anne's lace?
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level 76
Nov 10, 2018
That's what my grandmother used to call them when we went out hunting wild food together. I always allow some to reseed in my flower beds in honor of her. Thanks for evoking a nice memory.
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level 73
Jul 3, 2018
I ha no idea that sausage plants existed
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level 57
Jul 10, 2018
Fly trap for Venus fly trap?
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level 85
Aug 22, 2018
Queen Anne's Lace should have an 'e', shouldn't it?
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level 76
Nov 10, 2018
Good catch. Yes, it should.
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level 72
Aug 23, 2018
Please accept singular "Hop"
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level 70
Nov 1, 2018
Please accept Stangler Fig for Banyan
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level 62
Nov 10, 2018
Man, I tried bunyan, then couldn't figure out what else it could be. Dang, banyan!
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level 61
Nov 10, 2018
Technically, Kelp is not a plant. It is a protist (an algae). So, probably shouldn't be on this quiz with "plant" right there in the title. Glad to get the point for it, but still.
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level 62
Nov 10, 2018
Nice point.
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level 62
Nov 10, 2018
I vote for a New Zealand plant :-)
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level 59
Nov 10, 2018
For Boabab can you accept "boab"? That's what they're called in Australia.
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level 61
Jul 21, 2019
Or just bob ;)
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level 47
Nov 10, 2018
Please accept "Fig" or at least "Strangler Fig" as a type in for Banyan tree - there are several species of fig that look exactly like that. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strangler_fig
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level 60
Nov 10, 2018
Banyan is known in Australia almost without exception as curtain fig or strangler fig tree.
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level 47
Nov 11, 2018
Curtain fig is one particular example of strangler fig (I used to live 5 minutes from it) on the Atherton Tablelands, it's not the name for the trees in general. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curtain_Fig_Tree
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level 49
Nov 10, 2018
Too The Economist-centric.