Summer Photo Fun: More Name-That-Flower Fun!

IMG_2330Are you ready for some Name That Flower fun again this year? Since it was so much fun naming flowers from northwest Washington and Victoria British Columbia last summer and from the central US the summer before that, I thought it would be fun to test your flower knowledge again this year.

This year instead of flowers from a particular region, let’s name a few of the flowers I’ve seen in botanical and other formal flower gardens. Remember, I am not a flower expert. Far from it, in fact. If not for the identifying markers I saw next to the flowers, I wouldn’t know what they are.

As you guess, start with the photo above and call it #1 and then work your way down. And by the way, I really need your help with the one above. This particular flower’s identifying marker had been moved so I have no idea what it is. I’m hoping one of you do. It’s absolutely gorgeous, isn’t it?

Okay, let’s have some fun. Let the guessing of these glorious creations of God begin!

IMG_2314Name the purple flower here. As a bonus, name the blue one as well. (I don’t know what that one is either!)

Zahara Sunburst Zinnia

Oakleaf Hydrangea, Inspiration Garden

Blanche Sandman Honeysuckle

IMG_0646And let’s end with another one that I can’t identify. Can you help me out?

Thanks for playing!

“Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come . . .” Song of Songs 2:12a

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  1. Elece Hollis says

    I think the first is a dahlia and then bachelor’s buttons and blue day flowers, then zinnia and hydrangea. Next a trumpet vine and last a hosta! How did I do?

  2. Elece, thanks for playing! :) I don’t have the paper with the answers on me right now so will have to leave a comment tomorrow to let you know for sure on which ones you got right. I think you did pretty good, though :) Thanks especially for trying to identify the ones I don’t know. Maybe some others will chime in with their guesses, too. Hope so! :)

    • Okay, Elece, you’re right on the zinnia, hydrangea, and hosta but I think you’re wrong about the others. I’ll wait until any other guesses come in before sharing my info. I’m still unsure of the one at the very top and of the blue flower, but from what I can tell in looking up your guesses online, I don’t think they’re quite right. But I’m not an expert :)

  3. The first one is definitely Gazania, I have at least 6 varieties and they are great hot, dry weather flowers, the next small bright blue is Lobelia, likes more shade, next is possibly a variety of black eyed Susan, white looks like Hydrangia, then Honeysuckle, and then small Hosta, but don’t I have a name for it.

    • Norma, I’m so glad you can help me identify the first flower and the blue one — thanks so much! Your other guesses are right, too, except for the black eyed Susan. I’ll list them all in a separate comment. Thanks for playing! :)

  4. Okay, here they are. Thanks so much, Norma and Elece, for identifying the ones I didn’t know!

    1. Gazania (thanks, Norma!)
    2. Honeysong Purple Stokes Aster
    3. Lobelia (bright blue flower) (thanks, Norma!)
    4. Zahara Sunburst Zinnia
    5. Oakleaf Hydrangea
    6. Blanche Sandman Honeysuckle
    7. Hosta (thanks, Elece & Norma)

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