It's no secret that the flower industry is blooming — whoops, we mean booming. Every Valentine's Day in the United States, people spend close to $2 billion on flowers. If you factor in Mother's Day, Easter, birthday's, funerals and weddings, it's easy to see how important flowers are in our daily lives. When was the last time you bought flowers for somebody special? We bet that it was in the last three months.
Many of the most colorful flowers we enjoy in our gardens and bouquets today originally came from subtropical and tropical climates around the world. For example, the lily was originally distributed across southern Europe and Asia, but European explorers would later bring it to America. If you have a green thumb, you can plant basically any flower you want at home and expect it to flourish.
There are thought to be more than 400,000 plants that flower, and we're going to test you on all of them! Okay, we're only going to quiz you on 40 of them, but that's still not bud — er, bad. Are these flower puns not landing? Don't worry, they'll grow on you. So put the petal to medal and let's get started!