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 California plant quiz.

1.  Which of these names do not apply to this plant?
_x_a. Fredrecia
__b. Zauschneria
__c. Epilobium
__d. California fuchsia
__e. Hummingbird trumpet

2. Which of these plants is native to California?
__ a.  Autumn sage, Salvia greggii
__ b. California Pepper Tree, Schinus molle
__ c. Santa Barbara Daisy, Erigeron karvinskianus
_x_ d. Oregon Oak, Quercus garryana
__ e. California grass, Brachiaria mutica

3. Which native plant is in more California Counties?
__ a.   Blue Flax, Linum lewisii  var. lewisii (17)
__ b.  California buckwheat,   Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum (18)
_x_ c.  Blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium bellum (49)
__ d.  California Bay, Umbellularia californica  (46)
__ e.  Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia,(33)

4. Which is the widest ranging oak?
__ a. Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia,(33)
_x_ b. Canyon Oak, Quercus chrysolepis (53)
__ c.  Interior Live oak, Quercus wislizeni (50)
__ d. Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii (45)
__ e. Garry's oak, Quercus garryana  (37)

5. Which native  plant(s) rely on  hummingbirds for pollination
_x_ a. Monkey Flower, Diplacus or Mimulus
_x_ b. Red Catchfly, Silene laciniata angustifolia
_x_ c. Manzanita, Arctostaphylos
_x_ d. Currants, Ribes
__ e. Buckwheats, Eriogonium


6. Which plant doesn't have hairy in one of it's common names
__ a. Heuchera pilosissima, Hairy Alum Root
__ b. Chrysopsis  villosa  echioides, Hairy Golden-aster
__ c. Arctostaphylos columbiana, Hairy Manzanita
_x_ d. Ceanothus  tomentosus, Woolly Leaf Mtn. Lilac
__ e.  Sarcostemma hirtellum, Hairy milkweed

7. Which plant cannot grow on coastal bluffs?
__ a. Isomeris arboreus, Bladderpod
__ b. Salvia spathacea, Hummingbird Sage.
_x_ c. Catalina Ironwood, Lyonothamnus floribundus*  the salt burns it right up
__ d. Baccharis pilularis, Coyote Bush
__ e. Lupinus arboreus, Tree Lupine

8. Which plant is not used as food  by the California Quail.
__ a. Quercus agrifolia,  Coast live Oak
__ b. Ceanothus, California Lilac
_x_ c. Baccharis, Coyote Bush*
__ d. Salvia clevelandii, Cleveland Sage
__ e. Lotus scoparius, Deer Weed

9. How deep can a Valley oak, Quercus lobata draw water up from?
__ a. 200 feet
__ b. 120 feet
_x_ c.  80 feet*
__ d.  50 feet
__ e.  30 feet

10. Which tree can be the biggest?
_x_ a. Valley Oak, Quercus lobata  138-150 feet
__ b. California Bay, Umbellularia californica 80 feet
__ c. California Sycamore, Platanus racemosa 100 feet
__ d. Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata  100 feet
__ e. Fremont Cottonwood, Populus fremontii 100 feet

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