Plant Game! (May 23, 2017)

The rules are simple.  Just pick the fake plant name from each list.  Three of the names in each list are official names of plants found in Nebraska.  The other is one that I made up.  See if you can guess the fake plant name.  Good luck!  I’ll post the answers in a day or two.

Bonus plant quiz. What is the name of this plant I photographed over the weekend at our family prairie? Choices: A) Starry milkvetch, B) Lambert’s crazyweed, C) Coryambula Fig, D) Higg’s Bow Sun



About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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8 Responses to Plant Game! (May 23, 2017)

  1. Dave says:

    Lambert’s Locoweed

  2. I have no idea which names are fake, but they are all great! I especially like Beaked Ditchgrass. :)

  3. Patricia Mettenbrink says:

    bonus plant is Lambert’s crazyweed

  4. Ernest Ochsner says:

    Actually I thought the higg’s bow sun was pretty creative but then particle physics in general is pretty creative..

  5. Trish Murphy says:

    Your next quiz should be what is not the name of an underwing moth. You know, The Bride, The Girlfriend, The Confused Fiancee, The Little-Piece-on-the-Side…..

  6. Pingback: Photo of the Week – May 26, 2017 | The Prairie Ecologist

  7. Teresa Lombard says:

    I also think the bonus plant is Lambert’s crazyweed. I want botanical names on all of these and photos, lol. Well, except for the made-up ones – that might be a little tough to ask for. This is fun.


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