Weekly Puzzler #105: Name That Trillium!

If you know anything at all about spring wildflowers, you’ve probably heard of Trillium. These flowers, as their name suggests, have 3 leaves and 3 petals in their flowers. They are common in many places and really spectacular when the entire hillsides are covered in various species of trillium. Have you seen this?

Let’s see if you know your Trilliums! Here are 5 different species. Can you identify them all?


Trillium #1



Trillium #2



Trillium #3



Trillium #4


Trillium #5

Trillium #5

Check back next weekend to learn the correct answers. And don’t forget to use the comment box below to enter your guess–this week is admittedly a hard one, with 5 different ones to know so I will enter your name for any you get right–so up to 5 times! All the correct answers will be entered in a drawing to win a free prize on the first day of summer.

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  1. Helen Johnson April 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm #

    The trillium are some of my favorite spring wildflowers.
    1. Painted Trillium
    2. Large Flowered Trillium
    3. Toadshade Trillium
    4. Yellow (Toadshade) Trillium
    5. Wake Robin Trillium

    • Sharon Mammoser April 2, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      Hey Helen, Thanks for guessing! That’s a lot of flowers to know. Good job with your guesses–check back on Saturday to see if you were right!

  2. Renee Dankert April 2, 2016 at 4:07 pm #

    Trillium 1: Painted Trillium
    Trillium 2: Large Flowered trillium
    Trillium 3: Relect trillium?
    Trillium 4: Pale Yellow
    Trillium 5: Wake Robin
    You can see these all in one place (except for #3) at the trail across from Florence Nature Preserve! I haven’t been there yet this Spring, but I would think they might be blooming now.

    • Sharon Mammoser April 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

      Hey Renee, yes you can often see all of these blooming in the same place. They are spectacular when the whole hillside is covered in it! Isn’t spring wonderful? Thanks for guessing!

  3. barbara witt April 4, 2016 at 9:16 pm #

    #1 Painted Trillium
    #2 Large Flowered Trillium
    #3 Sweet Betsy Trillium
    #4 Yellow Trillium
    #5 Red Trillium or Red Wakerobin

    • Sharon Mammoser April 6, 2016 at 9:23 pm #

      Barbara, thanks for your answers! Check in on Sat to see if you were right!