Which Plant Family Are You?

Are you an on-trend orchid or a spicy nightshade? Read on to find out.

July 27, 2023 | Source: Kew | by Ellie Wilson

There are more than 600 plant families, each of them unique. We’ve chosen some of our favourites so you can find your personality match.

Are you temperamental, generous, tough or eccentric?

Roses (Rosaceae)

As well as fabulous flowers, the rose family is home to applesstrawberriescherries, peaches and a long list of other tasty fruits.

You’re a cottage-core icon with a keen eye for beauty and a love for nurturing your friends and family.

Your pies are second to none, your garden is stunning, and you’re always ready with plasters, safety pins and snacks from your vintage floral bag.

Head to the Rose Garden at Kew or Wakehurst’s Walled Garden to see our summer roses and spring cherry blossoms.

Orchids (Orchidaceae)

Orchid personalities are trend hounds who love reinventing themselves.

There’s an orchid for almost every niche, from the leafless ghost orchids of the Florida swamps to orchids that imitate a female bee.