Quiz: Which Ones Are Lilies?


Day lily (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

Last weekend we learned about a member of the Lily family called false hellebore. Today, a quiz.

All of these flowers have the word “lily” in their names but not all of them are in the Lily family (Lilieae). Can you point out the true lilies?

  1. Day lily, above
  2. Canada lily, below.
Canada lily, Raccoon Creek State Park, July 2017 (photo by Kate St. John)

3. Cala lily

Cala lily (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

4. Trout lily.

Trout lily (photo by Kate St. John)

5. Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley (photo from Wikimedia Commons)

6. Bluebead lily (Clintonia)

Clintonia borealis (yellow blue-bead lily), Ashford, CT (photo by Doug McGrady, Creative Commons license on Flickr)

Leave a comment with your answer. Later today I’ll put the answers in a comment of my own.

(photos by Kate St. John, Doug McGrady Creative Commons license on Flickr, and from Wikimedia Commons. Click on the captions to see the originals)