12 Days of Quizzes – Day 6: Native Plants and Planting Design Quiz

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Day 6

Christmas is almost here and it is the most wonderful time of the year…to prepare for the California Supplemental Exam (CSE) for landscape architects.

Drop the candy cane and test your knowledge with another CSE quiz. This is the sixth quiz in the 12 Days of Quizzes series.

On the Sixth Day of Christmas…

On the Sixth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…six geese-a-laying…

Unless you are planning a park with a lake, geese probably aren’t part of your practice. Since the geese are laying, lets talk about planting instead. (If you think I’m really stretching this theme, you are right.)

Native Plants and Planting Design

As landscape architects, planting is something we really love and excel at. Plant materials and planting plans sustain us through the less exciting parts of a project. Fortunately, there are several plant-related questions on the CSE exam.

Many exam questions revolve around native plants and how they can be integrated into contemporary planting plans. Be prepared to know your natives for the CSE.

Test your native plant knowledge on this short quiz.

Quiz 6: Plants and Planting Design


1. A couple of highly flammable native plants that are naturally found growing the the chaparral plant community include...


2. What is the only palm tree native to California?


3. Which two California native trees are deciduous? Choose all that apply.


4. Which native flowering perennials are adapted to shade?


5. Which two native plants are adapted to life underneath native oak trees?




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John is a landscape architect who is currently preparing to take the California Supplemental Exam to become licensed in California. He is currently a licensed professional landscape architect in Georgia and Florida. John graduated from California State University, Pomona with a BSLA degree in landscape architecture in 1997 and has extensive practice experience in residential and commercial landscape design.

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