Gardening Quiz - Ferns and Grasses - Ferns (Questions)

You have almost certainly heard of Asparagus fern but the problem is it's not a fern at all! Asparagus plants produce flowers and seeds whilst all true ferns never flower - they reproduce by spores. The truth is the scientific world of ferns is extremely complex with over 12,000 species known to exist.

In this quiz we have used just one example from each of 10 different 'families' to give you an overview of the popular garden varieties that are available.

1. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hard fern
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Holly fern
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
2. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[ ] Polypody fern
[ ] Hard fern
3. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Holly fern
4. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Shield fern
5. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[ ] Holly fern
[ ] Polypody fern
6. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[ ] Hardy tree fern
7. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Shield fern
8. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Polypody fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Hard fern
9. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[ ] Polypody fern
10. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Shield fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Holly fern
[ ] Hard fern

 

Gardening Quiz - Ferns and Grasses - Ferns (Answers)
1. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hard fern
[x] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Holly fern
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
2. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[ ] Polypody fern
[x] Hard fern
3. What kind of fern is this?
[x] Regal fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Holly fern
4. What kind of fern is this?
[x] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Shield fern
5. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[x] Holly fern
[ ] Polypody fern
6. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Regal fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[x] Hardy tree fern
7. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Regal fern
[x] Male fern
[ ] Shield fern
8. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Polypody fern
[x] Ostrich fern
[ ] Japanese painted fern
[ ] Hard fern
9. What kind of fern is this?
[ ] Hardy tree fern
[ ] Hart's tongue fern
[ ] Ostrich fern
[x] Polypody fern
10. What kind of fern is this?
[x] Shield fern
[ ] Male fern
[ ] Holly fern
[ ] Hard fern