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The Berry Name Game!


Every species on earth has a two part scientific name. This system is called binomial nomenclature and is used so that no matter where in the world someone is, or whichever language they speak; they can communicate using ambiguous names to discuss these living organisms.

Today we’ve put together a game to get everyone learning the scientific names of our delicious fruit.

Match up the berries listed below to their scientific name and let us know how many you get right. Answers will be provided at the bottom of the page.

So let's start matching them up!

The berries whose scientific names are listed below are Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Cherries, Figs, Red Currants, Blackberries, Cranberries and Kiwi-berries.

  1. Rubus Fruticosus

  2. Vaccinium Cyanococcus

  3. Prunus Avium

  4. Vaccinium Oxycoccos

  5. Rubus Idaeobatus

  6. Fragaria Ananassa

  7. Ficus Carica

  8. Actinidia Arguta

  9. Ribe Rubrum

How did you go, they were easy right? Once you’ve tried it for yourself, test out your friends and family and see how many they get!

ANSWERS

  1. Blackberry 2. Blueberry 3. Cherry 4. Cranberries 5. Raspberry 6. Strawberry 7. Fig 8. Kiwi berry 9. Red Currant

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