How Much Do You Know About Flowers?

 “Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made, and forgot to put a soul into.” This quote by Henry Beecher sums up nicely how we feel about flowers; the most colorful and gorgeous natural jewelry. They are loved throughout history, and have such lovely smells and colors. How much do you know about these paragons of natural beauty? Take our quiz!
 
 
What is the main purpose of flowers?
Reproduction
Energy Production
Converting water into energy
Keeping bees alive
 
 
Which of these rose colors means friendship?
Red
Pink
Yellow
White
 
 
Vincent van Gogh is famous for painting this flower dozens of times. It was also used to clean up water contamination from the Chernobyl disaster. It is the...
Sunflower
Gardenia
Lily
Rose
 
 
This red, innocent-looking flower is used to make opium and heroin. It is the...
Not all uses of poppy were for recreational drugs, most of it was for medicine since ancient times. The poppy is also featured on the back of the Canadian $20 notes.
Poppy
Pansy
Chrysanthemum
Bluebell
 
 
Which of these is a part of a flower's anatomy?
The stamen are the male parts of the flower found inside of it.
Stamen
Vase
Bark
Neck
 
 
This yellow flower represents Wales. It is also known for bestowing happiness on a home. Presenting just one, however, is considered bad luck. It is the...
Along with the Daffodil, Wales is also represented by the Leek. Welsh for Daffodil is 'St. Peter's Leek'. Also, Prince Charles pays one daffodil a year as rent for his land on the island of Sicily.
Begonia
Pansy
Dahlia
Daffodil
 
 
This unusual looking flower was brought to Japan in 400 AD and was so loved emperors used to sit on thrones of them. Today it is still a symbol of the sun. It is the...
Chrysanthemum
Lotus
Lily
Sunflower
 
 
Most parts of this flower are edible, it has paddle-shaped petals, and was a symbol of fertility in Ancient Egypt, where it was used to treat male sexual dysfunction. It is the...
Lotus
Lily
Poppy
Bluebell
 
 
This flower, according to celtic legend, was used by the spirits of children to comfort their grieving parents. It's English name is 'day's eye' because of the way it opens and closes with the sun. It is the...
Sunflower
Daisy
Dahlia
Chrysanthemum
 
 
What is the rarest color of rose?
Blue roses are the rarest because they are a special cultivation invented by humans by genetic modification. It cannot be found in the wild.
Blue
Purple
Gold
White
 
 
Which of these is NOT part of a flower?
The blade is actually a part or type of leaf.
Pistil
Style
Pollen
Blade
 
 
This flower comes in bright colors and is the national flower of the Netherlands. It is the...
Tulip
Sunflower
Hyacinth
Lily
 
 
True or false: Roses were only introduced to Europe in the late 14th century.
They were introduced during the Roman Empire, in the very early centuries of the first millenium.
True
False
 
 
This flower was worn by Josephine when she married Napoleon, and he would send her a bouquet of them every anniversary. It is also part of a very famous rhyme. It is the...
Violet
Blue rose
Hyacinth
Morning Glory
 
 
How many species of flowers are there?
35,000 of those are different species of roses!
Millions
Hundreds of thousands
Tens of thousands
Billions
 
 
This flower, when white, represents modesty and new beginnings. The Easter variety represents the Virgin Mary. It's also toxic to cats. It is the...
Lily
Daffodil
Rose
Chrysanthemum
 
 
True or False: Both Broccoli and cauliflower are technically flowers.
True
False
False, only broccoli is a flower
False, only cauliflower is a flower
 
 
This Sumatran-native flower is known as the "Corpse Flower" and is known as the foulest smelling flower in the world. If it also said to be the world's largest flower, reaching 10 feet (3 meters) tall! It is the...
The terrible stench is used to lure insects that are attracted to dead animals in order to pollinate.
Titan Arum
Corpse Lily
Eastern Skunk Cabbage
Sunflower
You're Still Sprouting
Un oh. Unfortunately you got a third or less of the questions correct. Not to mind, flowers are beautiful and colorful no matter how much you know about them. To quote Shakespeare: "A rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But if you'd like to learn more about flowers, you can either backpetal (see what we did there?) and retake the quiz, or you can just check the correct answers below and see some more beautiful photos of flowers while you do!
You're Showing Some Serious Petals!
You did pretty well for yourself, scoring somewhere in the mid-range of scores, but showing some promise as a potential florist. Flowers are some of the most interesting and beautiful plants and are a huge part of history as well. You must love flowers, and no doubt have them as guests in your home and/or garden when you can. Don't forget to check your results below or, if you like, try retaking it! Most importantly, don't forget to smell the roses...
Florist Material!
You have a phenomenal knowledge of flowers, both history and by fact. That's awesome. You're awesome. Your score is awesome. You aced this test, either answering all questions correctly or with very few mistakes. You have the love and the knowledge to become a florist! We hope to get a flower arrangement from you one day when we need it. If you did have any mistakes, you can check the answers below and also enjoy more stunning photos of flowers.
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