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Quiz: How well do you know the flowers of the world?

Pretty and poised as part of the planet’s natural landscapes, these flowers are the cherry on top of any beautiful, nature-filled destination. Find out how many you know here…

Jacaranda in Pretoria, South Africa (Shutterstock)

1. Can you name this extremely common UK wildflower?

Yellow-bellied daisy

Aster

Ox-eye daisy

Dandelion

2. When does Pretoria in South Africa turn purple with jacaranda each year?

April to June

September to November

January to March

Honestly, no idea!

3. Which of these striking flowers fills the Azores?

Blue hydrangea

Grape hyacinth

Blue carnations

Morning glory

4. Recognise this uber-famous cherry blossom viewing spot in Japan?

Yoshino, Nara

Himeji Castle, Himeji

Maruyama Park, Kyoto

Chidorigafuchi, Tokyo

5. Which historic English county does this rose-adorned flag belong to?

Cornwall

Lancashire

Suffolk

Yorkshire

6. Which African country is home to the continent’s only indigenous rose species: rosa abyssinica?

Morocco

Liberia

Ivory Coast

Ethiopia

7. Can you name this common flowering tree, found across South America?

Cantuta

Cockspur coral

Orchid

Honestly, no idea!

8. In which USA location is the National Cherry Blossom Festival held each March/April?

Washington D.C.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Olympia, Washington

Portland, Oregon

9. Does Arctic cotton grass actually grow in the Arctic?

Yes, it does

No, it grows in southern Europe

No, it grows in Argentina and Chile

Honestly, no idea!

10. What is the national flower of Scotland?

Heather

Thistle

Scottish primrose

Bluebell

11. In which Dutch town would you find the Keukenhof garden, featuring over seven million tulips?

Gouda

Delft

Lisse

Katwijk

12. Antelope Valley’s poppy reserve is truly breathtaking. What type of poppies are protected there?

California poppies

Arizona poppies

Guadalajara poppies

Florida poppies

13. Can you identify these pretty-in-pink (and purple) flowers growing by New Zealand’s Lake Tekapo?

Irises

Lupins

Almond blossoms

Foxgloves

14. Which French region is best known for its lavender fields, pictured above?

Aquitaine

Normandy

Provence

Rhone Alps

15. Finally, what is the national flower of Wales?

Sunflower

Dandelion

Daffodil

Buttercup

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