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Botany Quiz: Which pair of these plants belong to the same family?

(Zone 7a)
There are a total of 173 votes:


Lettuce and Goldenrod
(4 votes, 2%)
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Asparagus and Tiger Lilies
(12 votes, 6%)
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Carrots and Celery
(15 votes, 8%)
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Roses and Apples
(76 votes, 43%)
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All of the above.
(53 votes, 30%)
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None of the above.
(13 votes, 7%)
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Previous Polls

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Ticked "All of the above" and got my point but it actually isn't true any more . . . ;-)

Tiger Lily is in Liliaceae, but Asparagus is now placed in the family Asparagaceae

So #1, #3 and #4 are pairs in the same families, but not #2. Sorry!

Resin

Benton, KY(Zone 7a)

Thanks for the update! I had a couple that I tossed out because of new classifications, but missed this one!

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

Oh, well, hard to keep up with a moving target. The important thing is that we all learned something and enjoyed the process.

Milton, MA(Zone 6a)

I knew roses and apples were the same, and celery and carrots. If two were related then it had to be all, y'know?

Sun Lakes, AZ(Zone 9a)

I reasoned like carrielamont so I said all of the above. This is the first botany quiz I have ever gotten right, well almost!

Corpus Christi, TX(Zone 9a)

I never liked asparagus as a lily, anyway. It behaves more like a fern. I don't know enough about it's anatomy, physiology, or genetics to say more. I guess I'm a few centuries behind! ;-) Off to grep/google for asparagus...

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from holeth :
I never liked asparagus as a lily, anyway. It behaves more like a fern. I don't know enough about it's anatomy, physiology, or genetics to say more. I guess I'm a few centuries behind! ;-) Off to grep/google for asparagus...


Not at all like a fern, it is a flowering plant, whereas ferns are flowerless and spore-bearing! Reasonably close to lilies, but sufficiently distinct to get its own family.

Resin

Havelock, Canada

Nobody asked me if this was okay to change? Who are these people that decide to change things? Frustrating as all heck.

Work so hard to figure all this stuff out, somewhat learn it and then they change things up. What is a person to do? Just joking everyone.

Elaine and Otis

Corpus Christi, TX(Zone 9a)

I'm sorry, Resin. My novice knowledge seems to have a talent for hitting your nerves. I've seen berry- like structures on wild asparagus, but never seen flowers. Every time I've cultivated it, i've only been able to purchase all-male roots/rhizomes...I don't know botanically what kind of structures they have... (I know that a crocus is a corm, not a bulb, & most people who buy crocuses by the bag@ megalomart or home station don't care...but their yards look beautiful in the spring.)

If you snap at people every time they're wrong, they won't want to learn. If your purpose is to educate, share the knowledge. The correction will be self-evident when you provide the new information.

Havelock, Canada

Okay - No need for this to get uncomfortable. Play nice.

Resin - Your knowledge is appreciated and it is kind of you to enlighten all of us.

That being said - I am assuming that you didn't mean to single out one person for their opinion. This is how we all learn and we are all different and have different views. Sometimes the written word can be misinterpreted when we don't have the benefit of body language or tone.

holeth - Your knowledge is far greater than mine and that is why I love DG and the varying opinions of people. I generally sit on the sidelines, read and learn. I appreciate your honesty and hope that the remark made was not intended to demean you at all. DG is filled with all kinds of people whose knowledge varies from total beginner to Master Gardeners and experts. We generally all blend together very well.

Sorry if I stepped on toes. That was not my intention.

Happy gardening ^_^.

Elaine and Otis

Biggs, KY(Zone 6a)

Mine was more of a guess than a vote.

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