Ultimate Flower Quiz Questions and Answers

Are you the rose among the thorns when it comes to playing flower quizzes? Then see how you do in our flower quiz questions and answers!

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Birthdays, celebrations, weddings and funerals, flowers are so much a part of how we mark significant occasions. But did you know that different flowers hold different meanings?

In fact, there is a whole secret language you can learn through flowers. One common example is that red roses symbolize love, but yellow roses symbolize friendship. There are so many incredible facts about flowers.

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Whether you have a long history of pottering in your garden, or you can’t manage to keep a plant alive long enough to bring it home, we’re sure you’d agree that flowers brighten up our world. How much do you know about flowers though? With these flower quiz questions, you’ll soon find out!

If you’re not already a whiz at flower trivia, you will find out some fun facts in these flower quiz questions. Flowers are more than just gorgeous to look at, some flowers are edible and others even produce spices, like saffron. Do you know which ones?

Time to stop smelling the roses and test your floral knowledge with these flower quiz questions and answers. Maybe pick a four-leaf clover first, for luck!

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Flower Quiz Questions

1. What is the process in which pollen is transferred by insects to other flowers?

2. The rose is the national flower of the USA, The Maldives and which other country?

3. What kind of flower is the fleur-de-lis?

4. Amorphophallus titanums, or titan arums, are commonly referred to as corpse flowers. Why did they gain this nickname?

5. What quality makes a plant perennial?

6. Saffron is the most expensive spice by weight. From which flower do you get the spice Saffron?

7. Which small, white flower is commonly used to make tea?

8. Vanilla comes from which flowering plants?

9.  The Netherlands is famous for their colorful array of tulips, however tulips are not originally from The Netherlands. Which country did the Dutch first get tulips from?

10. What name is given to the smaller flowers you find in a dandelion’s head?

11. Which Disney princess shares her name with a small, fragrant, white flower?

12. Red roses are associated with love, however the other colors can have a different meaning. Which color of rose, which now signifies friendship, signified jealousy in Victorian times?

13. Which of these flowers is not edible: dandelion, lovage, hyacinth, or passionflower?

14. What is the name of the sweet fluid that insects drink from flowers?

15. Van Gogh’s 1888 painting depicts which kind of yellow flowers in a vase?

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16. Which plant produces the largest individual flower on earth?

17. Dionaea muscipula is the scientific name for which carnivorous plant?

18. Which flower is associated with Buddhism, yoga, and also ancient Egyptians?

19. In the USA, and many other countries around the world, which flower is traditionally given on Mother’s Day?

20. The sap from which flower was previously used to make glue?

21. What is the common name for the flowering plant digitalis?

22. T/he peduncle is which part of a flower?

23. Which aromatic purple flower is often used as a fragrance for body products, and as a herbal medicine for relieving and promoting good sleep?

24. The 1968 song by the Foundations is called Build Me Up what?

25. What is the national flower of Scotland?

It’s time to smell the roses and see how you did

Flower Quiz Questions and Answers

1. What is the process in which pollen is transferred by insects to other flowers?

Pollination

2. The rose is the national flower of the USA, The Maldives and which other country?

England

3. What kind of flower is the fleur-de-lis?

A lily. Translated from French, fleur-de-lis means lily flower.

4. Amorphophallus titanums, or titan arums, are commonly referred to as corpse flowers. Why did they gain this nickname?

Due to their smell, which is said to be similar to a rotting corpse. 

5. What quality makes a plant perennial?

It lives for more than two years

6. Saffron is the most expensive spice by weight. From which flower do you get the spice Saffron?

Crocus sativus, also known as saffron crocus.  The part we call saffron are the stigma and styles of the flower, which are harvested and dried.

7. Which small, white flower is commonly used to make tea?

Chamomile

8. Vanilla comes from which flowering plants?

Orchids. Not all orchids can produce vanilla pods, but about 110 species can.

9.  The Netherlands is famous for their colorful array of tulips, however tulips are not originally from The Netherlands. Where did the Dutch first get tulips from?

Turkey

10. What name is given to the smaller flowers you find in a dandelion’s head?

Florets

11. Which Disney princess shares her name with a small, fragrant, white flower?

Jasmine

12. Red roses are associated with love, however the other colors can have a different meaning. Which color of rose, which now signifies friendship, signified jealousy in Victorian times?

Yellow

13. Which of these flowers is not edible: dandelion, lovage, hyacinth, or passionflower?

Hyacinth

14. What is the name of the sweet fluid that insects drink from flowers?

Nectar. The ancient Greek gods used to drink nectar as if it were champagne.

15. Van Gogh’s 1888 painting depicts which kind of yellow flowers in a vase?

Sunflowers

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16. Which plant produces the largest individual flower on earth?

Rafflesia arnoldii, often referred to as simply Rafflesia, which is found in the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra. This flower is also known for its rather pungent smell. Note: some flowering plants do have larger flowering organs, such as the titan arums, however they are technically a collection of flowers, not one individual flower.

17. Dionaea muscipula is the scientific name for which carnivorous plant?

Venus flytrap

18. Which flower is associated with Buddhism, yoga, and also ancient Egyptians?

Lotus

19. In the USA, and many other countries around the world, which flower is traditionally given on Mother’s Day?

Carnations

20. The juice from which flower was previously used to make glue?

Bluebells

21. What is the common name for the flowering plant digitalis?

Foxglove

22. The peduncle is which part of a flower?

The stalk

23. Which aromatic purple flower is often used as a fragrance for body products, and as a herbal medicine for relieving and promoting good sleep?

Lavender

24. The 1968 song by the Foundations is called Build Me Up what?

Buttercup. Despite being written so long ago, you will probably recognize this one due to its popularity in commercials and movies. 

25. What is the national flower of Scotland?

Thistle


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