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California plant quiz.

1. Which of these names do not apply to this plant?
__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
__ 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
__ b.  California buckwheat,   Eriogonum fasciculatum var. foliolosum
__ c.  Blue eyed grass, Sisyrinchium bellum
__ d.  California Bay, Umbellularia californica 
__ e.  Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia,
4. Which is the widest ranging oak?
__ a. Coast Live Oak, Quercus agrifolia,
__ b. Canyon Oak, Quercus chrysolepis
__ c.  Interior Live oak, Quercus wislizeni
__ d. Blue Oak, Quercus douglasii
__ e. Garry's oak, Quercus garryana

5. Which native  plant(s) rely on  hummingbirds for pollination
__ a. Monkey Flower, Diplacus or Mimulus
__ b. Red Catchfly, Silene laciniata angustifolia
__ c. Manzanita, Arctostaphylos
__ d. Currants, Ribes
__ e. Buckwheats, Eriogonium
6. Which plant doesn't have hairy in one of it's common names
__ a. Heuchera pilosissima
__ b. Chrysopsis  villosa  echioides
__ c. Arctostaphylos columbiana
__ d. Ceanothus  tomentosus
__ e.  Sarcostemma hirtellum

7. Which plant cannot grow on coastal bluffs?
__ a. Isomeris arboreus, Bladderpod
__ b. Salvia spathacea, Hummingbird Sage.
__ c. Catalina Ironwood, Lyonothamnus floribundus
__ 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
__ 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
__ c.  80 feet
__ d.  50 feet
__ e.  30 feet
10. Which tree can be the biggest?
__ a. Valley Oak, Quercus lobata 
__ b. California Bay, Umbellularia californica
__ c. California Sycamore, Platanus racemosa
__ d. Monterey Pine, Pinus radiata 
__ e. Fremont Cottonwood, Populus fremontii