QUIZ OF TUCSON PLANTS
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Here's where you get to assess your current knowledge level and monitor your progress. Repeat the quiz (identification takes lots of practice), watching your score increase, until you are happy with your knowledge level. Practice with real plants and animals whenever possible.

Give yourself 1 point for correct ID and spelling.
Give yourself 1/2 point for correct ID but incorrect spelling.

Note: click on #s below to see quiz picture; click on name to see spotlight
A = 25 points. Excellent!
B = 22.5 points. Good Job!
C = 19.5 points. Okay.
K < 19.5 points. Keep Practicing.

1. Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)
2
. Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens)
3. Catclaw Acacia (Acacia greggii)
4
. Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis)
5. Teddybear Cholla (Opuntia bigelovii)
6. White Ratany (Krameria grayi)
7. Fishhook Pincushion Cactus (Mammilaria grahamii)
8. Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota)
9
. Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus fasciculatus)

10
. Brittlebush (Encelia farinosa)
11. Chainfruit (Jumping) Cholla (Opuntia fulgida)
12. Limberbush (Jatropha cardiophylla)
13. Foothills Paloverde (Cercidium microphyllum)
14
. Christmas Cholla (Opuntia leptocaulis)
15. Canyon Ragweed (Ambrosia ambrosioides)
16
. Burroweed (Isocoma tenuisecta)
17. Blue Paloverde (Cercidium floridum)
18. Desert Broom (Baccharis sarothroides)
19. Staghorn Cholla (Opuntia versicolor)
20. Sotol [Desert Spoon] (Dasylirion wheeleri)
21. Fairy Duster (Calliandra eriophylla)
22. Triangleleaf Bursage (Ambrosia deltoidea)
23. Whitethorn Acacia (Acacia constricta)
24. Prickly Pear Cactus (Opuntia spp)
25
. Creosote Bush (Larrea tridentata)
26. Desert Mistletoe (Phoradendron californicum)
27. Velvet Mesquite (Prosopis velutina)
28. Fishhook Barrel Cactus (Ferocactus wislizeni)

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