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A little quiz of California native plant names and types

1. Which of the following does not have  Sage as a common name?

a.____Artemisia tridentata Great Basin Sage Brush
b.____Salvia apiana White Sage
c.__x__Iva hayesiana Hayes iva
d.____Salazaria mexicana Bladder-Sage
e.____Lepechinia ganderi San Diego Pitcher sage

2. Which is not a bunchgrass?

a.____Festuca idahoensis Idaho Fescue
b.____Stipa comata Needle and thread grass
c.____Stipa lepida Foothill Stipa
d.____Nassella cernua Nodding Needle Grass
e.__x__Sisyrinchium bellum Blue-Eyed Grass

3. Which plant  has mint in their common name?

a.____Monardella villosa Coyote Mint
b.____Agastache urticifolia Horse Mint.
c.____Mentha arvensis Field Mint.
d.____Pycnanthemum californicum Mountain Mint
e.__x__Phacelia campanularia, Desert Bluebell

4. Which plant does not contain Alkali  in the name?

a.____Elymus   triticoides  Alkali Rye
b.____Frankenia   grandiflora  Alkali Heath
c.____Sporobolus    airoides  Alkali Sacaton
d.____Atriplex    polycarpa  Alkali Saltbush
e.__x__Desert Holly Atriplex  hymenelytra

5. Which plant does not have black in one of their common names?

a.____Black Chokecherry    Prunus  virginiana  melanocarpa
b.____Black Cottonwood    Populus   trichocarpa
c.____Black Figwort    Scrophularia  atrata
d.____Black Sage    Salvia  mellifera
e.__x__Brook Foam    Boykinia occidentalis

6 Which plant does not have blue in one of their common names?

a.____Woolly Blue Curls  Trichostema   lanatum
b.____Sambucus caerulea Blue Elderberry.
c.____Bouteloua  gracilis  Blue Gramma 
d._x__Penstemon   rostriflorus   Bridges Penstemon
e.____Linum lewisii      Blue Flax

7. Which plant does not have red in one of their common names?

a.____Alnus  rubra Red Alder
b.__x__Vancouveria planipetala  Redwood Ivy
c.____Diplacus puniceus Red Monkey Flower
d.____Eriogonum  grande  rubescens  Red Buckwheat
e.____Abies magnifica  Red fir

8. Which plant does not have desert in one of their common names?

a.____Prunus fremontii   Desert Apricot   
b.____Lepidium  fremontii  Desert Alyssum
c.____Phacelia campanularia  Desert Bluebell
d.__x__Opuntia  treleasei   Bakersfield Cactus
e.____Sphaeralcea  ambigua  Desert Mallow

9.Which plant does not have beach in one of their common names?

a.____Camissonia cheiranthifolia Beach Evening Primrose
b._x___Acer macrophyllum  Big Leaf Maple
c.____Pinus contorta contorta   Beach Pine
d.____Artemisia pycnocephala  Beach Sagebrush
e.____Abronia  umbellata  Beach Sand Verbena

10.Which plant does not have grape in one of their common names?

a.____Vitis californica, California grape
b.____Mahonia aquifolium Oregon Grape
c.____Lupinus excubitus Grape soda lupine
d.____Mahonia aquifolium Compacta Creeping Oregon Grape
e.__x__Myrica californica  Pacific Wax Myrtle

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