Wildflower Quiz

This page lets you set up a quiz about wildflowers that you can take. You can tailor it to your particular preferences, or just hit "Create a Quiz" and take a general test. There are also quiz programs for trees and birds.

If you are more interested in identifying wildflowers, see the wildflower identification page.

How many questions would you like to answer?
  

You can choose the types of questions you want to answer:
   Yes/No questions
   Which wildflower has this characteristic?
   Which characteristic does this wildflower have?
   For these two characteristics, which wildflower has both?
   For these two wildflowers, which characteristic is common to both?

You can select which characteristics you wish to be quizzed on:
  Petal-like Parts
  Flower Arrangement
  Flower Width
  Flower Color
  When in Bloom
  Plant Height
  Leaf Petiole
  Leaf Arrangement
  Leaf Edges
  Leaf Veins Appear
  Simple Leaves (one per stem)
  Compound Leaves (many per stem)
  Stem

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You can choose what types of wildflowers you would like to be quizzed on, as a group. Checking a characteristic in a group means wildflowers in that group will be used for making questions. If you check a number of characteristics in one group (e.g. Petal-like Parts), wildflowers with either of those characteristics will be part of the group (not just wildflowers with both characteristics). If you check characteristics in different groups, the set of wildflowers for each separate group is found, then wildflowers that are common to all sets are used. Technically, within a group it's "characteristics OR char. OR char." and overall it's "group AND group AND group".

Yes, this all sounds confusing, but the idea is that you can choose to be tested on wildflowers that have in common two or more specific sets of characteristics from different groups. For example, if this program were for house types, there might be two groups, Number of Stories and Exterior Wall Material. You could pick the characteristic "one-story" from the first group, and "stucco" and "brick" from the second, and the group of all houses used would then be "one-story AND (either stucco OR brick)". Try it out and see.

Check the characteristics below:
Petal-like Parts
   3 petals
   4 petals
   5 petals
   6 petals
   in a head (7 or more petals): cluster of stalkless (or nearly stalkless) flowers
   tubular petals
   irregular petals: lipped, lopsided, not symmetrical
Flower Arrangement
   single flower on stem
   several flowers on stem
   cluster or spike of flowers (a spike is a long cluster, with the flowers along the stem)
   in an umbel (flowers in an umbrella-like cluster, with stalks radiating from one point)
Flower Width
   1/8 of an inch or less flower width
   1/8 to 3/8 inches flower width
   3/8 to 5/8 inches flower width
   5/8 to 1 inch flower width
   1 to 2 inches flower width
   2 inches or more flower width
Flower Color
   whitish flower color
   pink to red flower color
   yellow to orange flower color
   brownish or greenish flower color
   blue to purple flower color
When in Bloom
   blooms in April or earlier
   blooms in May
   blooms in June
   blooms in July
   blooms in August
   blooms in September or later
Plant Height
   plant height one foot or less
   plant height one foot to two feet
   plant height two feet or more
Leaf Petiole
   leaf petiole present (has a leafstalk)
   leaf petiole absent (has no leafstalk)
Leaf Arrangement
   alternate leaf arrangement on the stem
   opposite one another leaf arrangement on the stem
   arrangement of leaves on stem is whorled (three or more from a point)
Leaf Edges
   smooth leaf edges
   leaf edge has at least 4 teeth per inch
   irregular leaf edge
   deeply cut leaf edge
Leaf Veins Appear
   parallel leaf veins
   branched leaf veins
Simple Leaves (one per stem)
   simple leaves about as long as wide
   simple leaves about 1 1/2 to 5 times as long as wide
   simple leaves over 5 times as long as wide
Compound Leaves (many per stem)
   compound leaves are trifoliate - three leaflets radiating from a point
   compound leaves are pinnate - leaflets arranged along a midrib
   compound leaves are palmate - leaflets or lobes fan from one point
Stem
   stem creeps or twines
   stem is hairy or spiny
   stem is square

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Finally, if you're really into tailoring, you can pick the wildflowers on which to be tested. These will be added to any wildflowers selected using the characteristics above. Don't check any if you want to be tested on all flowers. Otherwise, check the ones you want:

   Bur-Reed
   Pickerelweed
   Golden Club
   Sweetflag/Calamus
   Wild Calla/Water-Arum
   Skunk Cabbage
   Jack-in-the-Pulpit/Indian Turnip
   Green Dragon/Dragon Arum
   Yellow-Eyed Grass
   Water-Plantain
   Broad-Leaved Arrowhead
   Virginia Dayflower
   Asiatic Dayflower
   Ohio Spiderwort
   Prairie Trillium
   Toadshade/Sessile Trillium
   Red or Purple Trillium/Wakerobin
   Snow or Dwarf White Trillium
   Nodding Trillium
   Drooping or Gleason's Trillium
   Painted Trillium
   Large-Flowered or White Trillium
   Dutchman's-Pipe
   Indian Cucumber-Root
   Carrion-Flower
   Wild Oats/Sessile Bellwort
   Large-Flowered Bellwort
   Perfoliate Bellwort
   Twisted-Stalk/White Mandarin
   Rose Twisted-Stalk
   Hairy Solomon's-Seal
   Great Solomon's-Seal
   Starry False Solomon's-Seal
   False Solomon's-Seal
   Three-Leaved False Solomon's-Seal
   Wild Lily-of-the-Valley
   False Hellebore/Indian Poke
   Bunchflower
   Fly Poison
   Galax/Beetleweed
   Colicroot/Stargrass
   False Asphodel
   Wild Hyacinth
   Star-of-Bethlehem
   Wild Garlic
   Nodding Wild Onion
   Wild Onion
   Wild Leek
   White Clintonia
   Clintonia/Corn-Lily
   White Trout-Lily
   Trout-Lily
   Michigan Lily
   Turk's-Cap Lily
   Canada or Wild Yellow Lily
   Wood Lily
   Day-Lily
   Yellow Iris/Water Flag
   Larger Blue Iris
   Wild Iris/Blue Flag (virginica)
   Dwarf Lake Iris
   Blue-Eyed Grass
   Stargrass
   Arethusa/Dragon's-Mouth
   Rose Pogonia/Snake-Mouth
   Small White Lady's-Slipper
   Ram's-Head Lady's-Slipper
   Showy or Queen Lady's-Slipper
   Yellow Lady's-Slipper
   Moccasin-Flower/Pink Lady's-Slipper
   Calypso/Fairy-Slipper/Fairy Orchid
   Striped Coralroot
   Spotted or Large Coralroot
   Northern or Early Coralroot
   Calopogon/Grass-Pink
   Nodding Ladies'-Tresses
   Ragged Fringed Orchis
   White Fringed Orchis
   Yellow Fringed Orchis
   Small Purple Fringed Orchis
   Long Bracted or Rein Orchis
   Round-Leaved Orchis
   Showy Orchis
   Large Twayblade
   Heartleaf Twayblade
   Downy Rattlesnake-Plantain
   Green Adder's-Mouth
   Wild Ginger
   Bunchberry/Dwarf Cornel
   Whitlow-Grass
   Hoary Alyssum
   Field Pennycress
   Watercress
   Shepherd's Purse
   Lyre-Leaved Rock Cress
   Poor-Man's-Pepper/Peppergrass
   Spring or Bitter Cress
   Purple Cress
   Black Mustard
   Yellow or Marsh Cress
   Winter Cress/Yellow Rocket
   Cut-Leaved Toothwort
   Toothwort/Pepperwort/Crinkleroot
   Dame's or Sweet Rocket
   Sea-Rocket
   Virginia Meadow-Beauty
   Fireweed/Great Willow-Herb
   Purple-Leaved Willow-Herb
   Sundrops (perennis)
   Narrow-Leaved Sundrops (fruticosa)
   Common Evening-Primrose
   Enchanter's Nightshade
   Small Cleavers/Sweet-Scented Bedstraw
   Shining Bedstraw
   Rough Bedstraw
   Cleavers/Goose Grass
   Yellow Wild Licorice
   Fragrant Bedstraw
   Yellow Bedstraw
   Northern Bedstraw
   Bluets/Quaker Ladies
   Long-Leaved Bluet
   Partridgeberry
   Small Cranberry
   Large or American Cranberry
   Labrador-Tea
   Bearberry
   Pale or Bog Laurel
   Creeping Snowberry
   Wintergreen/Checkerberry
   Trailing Arbutus
   Closed or Bottle Gentian
   Stiff Gentian
   Downy or Sand Gentian
   Smaller Fringed Gentian
   Fringed Gentian
   Spurred Gentian
   Rose-Pink
   Buckbean/Bogbean
   Indian-Pipe
   Pinesap
   One-Sided Pyrola
   Shinleaf
   Round-Leaved Pyrola
   One-Flowered Wintergreen
   Spotted Wintergreen
   Pipsissewa/Prince's-Pine
   Carolina or Broad-Leaved Spring Beauty
   Spring-Beauty
   Common Wood-Sorrel
   Violet Wood-Sorrel
   Yellow Wood-Sorrel
   Mossy Stonecrop/Wallpepper
   Wild Stonecrop
   False Heather/Hudsonia/Poverty Grass
   Frostweed
   Grooved Yellow Flax
   Great St. Johnswort
   Shrubby St. Johnswort
   Common St. Johnswort
   Marsh St. Johnswort
   St. Andrew's Cross
   Bristly Sarsaparilla
   Wild Sarsaparilla
   Spikenard
   Dwarf Ginseng
   Ginseng
   Cow-Parsnip
   Yellow Pimpernel
   Golden Alexanders
   Meadow-Parsnip
   Black Snakeroot
   Honewort/Wild Chervil
   Water-Hemlock/Spotted Cowbane
   Cowbane
   Water-Parsnip (suave)
   Wild Parsnip
   Angelica/Alexanders
   Hairy Sweet Cicely (claytoni)
   Sweet Cicely/Anise Root(longistylis)
   Poison Hemlock
   Wild Carrot/Queen Anne's Lace
   Caraway
   Harbinger-of-Spring/Pepper-and-Salt
   Flowering Spurge
   Cypress Spurge
   Cheeses (rotundifolia)
   Common Round-Leaved Mallow/Cheeses
   Musk Mallow
   Crimson-Eyed Rose-Mallow
   Marsh Mallow
   Storksbill/Alfilaria
   Herb-Robert
   Wild Geranium
   Dewdrop/Star Violet/Dalibarda
   Barren Strawberry
   Wood Strawberry
   Common or Wild Strawberry
   Three-Toothed Cinquefoil
   Rough Cinquefoil
   Common Cinquefoil
   Dwarf Cinquefoil
   Rough-Fruited Cinquefoil
   Shrubby Cinquefoil
   Marsh Cinquefoil
   Tall Cinquefoil
   Silverweed
   Silvery Cinquefoil
   Agrimony (gryposepala)
   Canadian Burnet
   Bowman's Root/Indian Physic
   Rose
   Purple Flowering Raspberry
   Dwarf Red Bramble/Dwarf Blackberry
   Queen-of-the-Prairie
   White Avens
   Yellow Avens
   Water or Purple Avens
   Long Plumed Purple Avens
   Kidneyleaf or Small-Flowered Buttercup
   Early Buttercup
   Creeping Buttercup
   Swamp Buttercup
   Common or Tall Buttercup
   Hooked Buttercup/Hooked Crowfoot
   Marsh-Marigold/Cowslip
   Goldthread
   Round-Lobed Hepatica
   Sharp-Lobed Hepatica
   Early Meadow-Rue
   Purple Meadow-Rue
   False Rue-Anemone
   Rue-Anemone
   Wood Anemone/Windflower
   Thimbleweed/Tall Anemone
   Long-Headed Thimbleweed
   Canada Anemone
   Pasqueflower
   Globe-Flower
   Golden Seal
   Black Cohosh/Bugbane
   Red Baneberry
   White Baneberry/Doll's Eyes
   Virgin's-Bower
   Purple Clematis/Purple Virgins-Bower
   Columbine
   Monkshood
   Tall Larkspur
   Prairie Larkspur
   Grass-of-Parnassus
   Naked Miterwort/Naked Bishop's Cap
   Miterwort/Bishop's Cap
   Foamflower/False Miterwort
   Early Saxifrage
   Swamp Saxifrage
   Alumroot
   Ditch Stonecrop
   Four-O'Clock
   Pokeweed/Poke/Pokeberry
   Wing-angled Loosestrife
   Purple or Spiked Loosestrife
   Water-Willow
   Pitcher-Plant
   Leather-Flower
   Thread-Leaved Sundew
   Spatulate-Leaved Sundew
   Round-Leaved Sundew
   Corn-Cockle
   Deptford Pink
   Bouncing Bet/Soapwort
   Evening Lychnis/White Campion
   Bladder Campion
   Fire Pink
   Wild Pink
   Starry Campion
   Sleepy Catchfly
   Field Chickweed
   Mouse-Eared Chickweed
   Lesser Stitchwort
   Long-Leaved Chickweed
   Rock Sandwort
   Grove or Blunt-Leaved Sandwort
   Jacob's-Ladder
   Periwinkle
   Blue Phlox
   Garden or Fall Phlox
   Downy Phlox
   Moss Phlox/Moss-Pink
   Bird's-Eye or Canadian Primrose
   Shooting-Star
   Starflower
   Scarlet or Common Pimpernel
   Moneywort
   Fringed Loosestrife
   Whorled Loosestrife
   Yellow Loosestrife/Swamp Candles
   Northern or Bush Honeysuckle
   Feverwort/Tinker's-Weed
   Twinflower
   Common Milkweed
   Blunt-Leaved Milkweed
   Poke Milkweed
   Swamp Milkweed
   Purple Milkweed
   Four-Leaved Milkweed
   Whorled Milkweed
   Butterfly-Weed
   Indian Hemp
   Spreading Dogbane
   Blue Vervain
   Bracted Vervain
   White Vervain
   Hoary Vervain
   Virginia Waterleaf
   Appendaged Waterleaf
   Bastard-Toadflax
   Hoary Puccoon
   True Forget-Me-Not
   Miami-Mist/Scorpionweed
   Viper's Bugloss
   Hound's-Tongue
   Mertensia/Virginia Cowslip
   Wild Potato-Vine
   Upright or Low Bindweed
   Hedge Bindweed
   Field Bindweed
   Dodder
   Clammy Ground-Cherry
   Virginia Ground-Cherry
   Common Black Nightshade
   Nightshade/Bittersweet
   Horse-Nettle
   Jimsonweed
   Wild Cucumber/Balsam-Apple
   Lance-Leaved Violet
   Sweet White Violet
   Common Blue Violet
   Wooly Blue Violet
   Great-Spurred Violet
   Marsh Blue Violet
   Round-Leaved Yellow Violet
   Canada Violet
   Downy Yellow Violet
   Northern Downy or Ovate-Leaved Violet
   Arrow-Leaved Violet
   Early Blue or Wood Violet
   Prairie Violet
   Birdfoot Violet
   Venus' Looking-Glass
   Marsh Bellflower
   Harebell
   Bedstraw or Roving Bellflower
   Tall Bellflower
   Brook Lobelia
   Indian-Tobacco
   Pale-Spike Lobelia
   Great Lobelia
   Cardinal-Flower
   Moth Mullein
   Common Mullein
   Purple Gerardia
   Yellow False Foxglove
   Fern-Leaved False Foxglove
   Swamp Lousewort
   Wood-Betony/Lousewort
   Painted-Cup/Indian Paintbrush
   Turtlehead
   Beardtongue
   Hairy Beardtongue
   Blue-Eyed Mary
   Blue or Old-Field Toadflax
   Butter-and-Eggs/Toadflax
   Square-Stemmed Monkey-Flower
   Cow-Wheat
   Thyme-Leaved Speedwell
   American Brooklime
   Culver's Root
   Figwort
   Lopseed
   False Nettle/Bog-Hemp
   Horse-Balm/Richweed
   Bluecurls
   False Dragonhead/Obedient Plant
   Mountain-Mint
   Gill-Over-The-Ground/Ground Ivy
   Wild or Field Mint
   Peppermint
   American Pennyroyal
   Heal-All/Selfheal
   Water-Horehound
   Motherwort
   Catnip
   Basil
   Marsh or Common Skullcap
   Mad-Dog Skullcap
   Germander/Wood-Sage
   Woundwort
   Downy Wood-Mint
   Horsemint
   Wild Bergamot
   Bee-Balm/Oswego-Tea
   Lizard's-Tail/Water-Dragon
   Lamb's-Quarters/Pigweed
   Curled Dock
   Sheep or Common Sorrel
   Jointweed
   Prostrate Knotweed
   Water Smartweed
   Pennsylvania Smartweed
   Arrow-Leaved Tearthumb
   Climbing False Buckwheat
   Racemed Milkwort
   Seneca Snakeroot
   Fringed Polygala/Gaywings
   Beechdrops
   Squawroot
   One-Flowered Cancer-Root
   Spotted Touch-Me-Not/Jewelweed
   Pale Touch-Me-Not/Jewelweed
   Greater Bladderwort
   Purple Bladderwort
   Bloodroot
   Celandine-Poppy/Wood-Poppy
   Celandine
   Dutchman's-Breeches
   Squirrel-Corn
   Allegheny-Vine/Climbing Fumitory
   Pale Corydalis
   Golden Corydalis
   Showy Tick-Trefoil
   Naked-Flowered Tick-Trefoil
   Pointed-Leaved Tick-Trefoil
   Hog-Peanut
   Trailing Wild Bean
   Groundnut
   Wild Indigo
   Wild Lupine
   Beach Pea
   Cream-Colored Vetchling
   Vetchling/Marsh Pea
   Veiny Pea
   Hairy or Winter Vetch
   Cow or Tufted Vetch
   Purple or American Vetch
   Goat's-Rue
   Crown-Vetch/Axseed/Coronilla
   Wild Senna
   Partridge-Pea
   White Sweet Clover/Melitot
   Yellow Sweet Clover
   Bush-Clover
   Round-Headed Bush-Clover
   Alfalfa/Lucerne
   Black Medick
   Hop Clover
   Smaller Hop Clover
   Rabbit's-Foot Clover
   Alsike Clover
   Red Clover
   White Clover
   Twinleaf
   May-Apple/Mandrake
   Blue Cohosh
   Spatterdock/Yellow Pond-Lily
   Fragrant Water-Lily
   American Lotus/Nelumbo
   Prickly-Pear
   Common Teasel (sylvestris)
   Lance-Leaved Coreopsis/Tickseed
   Stiff Coreopsis
   Gray-Headed or Prairie Coneflower
   Black-Eyed Susan
   Thin-Leaved or Three-Lobed Coneflower
   Green-Headed or Tall Coneflower
   Purple Coneflower
   Sneezeweed
   Ox-Eye
   Tall or Giant Sunflower
   Woodland Sunflower
   Thin-Leaved or Ten-Rayed Sunflower
   Common Sunflower
   Elecampane
   Cup-Plant
   Prairie-Dock
   Compass-Plant
   Tickseed-Sunflower (coronata)
   Beggar-Ticks/Sticktight
   Bur-Marigold/Sticktight
   Pineapple-Weed
   Mayweed/Dog Fennel
   Ox-Eye Daisy
   Maryland Golden-Aster
   Rough Hawkweed
   Orange Hawkweed/Devil's Paintbrush
   Ragwort
   Dwarf Dandelion
   Two-Flowered Cynthia
   Yellow Goat's-Beard/Salisify
   Coltsfoot
   Common Dandelion
   Field Sow-Thistle
   Chicory
   Wild Lettuce
   White Lettuce/Rattlesnake Root
   Pale Indian-Plantain
   Upland White Aster
   Heath Aster
   Flat-Topped White Aster
   Purple Stemmed Aster
   New England Aster
   Stiff Aster
   Arrow-Leaved Aster
   Smooth Aster
   Large-Leaved or Bigleaf Aster
   Robin-Plantain
   Common or Philadelphia Fleabane
   Daisy Fleabane (strigosus)
   Caltrops/Star-Thistle
   Bull Thistle
   Field Thistle
   Swamp Thistle
   Canada Thistle
   Tall Thistle
   Cylindric Blazing-Star
   Rough Blazing-Star
   Prairie Blazing-Star/Prairie Gayfeather
   Dense Blazing-Star/Gayfeather
   Zigzag or Broad-Leaved Goldenrod
   Gray or Old Field Goldenrod
   Showy Goldenrod
   Lance-Leaved or Grass-Leaved Goldenrod
   Early Goldenrod
   Silver-Rod or White Goldenrod
   Canada Goldenrod
   Late or Smooth-Stem Goldenrod
   Hard-Leaved or Stiff Goldenrod
   Common Burdock
   New York Ironweed
   Bachelor's-Button/Cornflower
   Tall Ironweed
   Sweet Joe-Pye-Weed
   Spotted Joe-Pye-Weed
   Purple Boneset
   White Snakeroot
   Climbing Hempweed/Climbing Boneset
   Pearly Everlasting
   Sweet Everlasting/Catfoot
   Plantain-Leaved Pussytoes
   Common Tansy
   Yarrow/Milfoil
   Common Ragweed
   Tall Wormwood

If you want to clear your choices, hit


I started this project back in 1984, believe it or not, and am doing it purely for fun. If you like this program enough to feel like showing your appreciation, please consider becoming a member or giving a tax-deductible charitable contribution to the Cornell Plantations. I have no affiliation with this fine institution; rather, I was married many years ago in their beautiful herb garden.

last updated July 2, 2009
Eric Haines, [email protected]