Ontario Wildflowers website

Wildflowers with Three Flower Parts (Petals)

This is a list of species found on this site with Three Flower Parts (Petals), in order by the Common Name that is used for each species on this site.
  
To see all  Species with 3 Flower Parts  in order by Common Name     START HERE
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Irregular    2 petals    3 petals    4 petals    5 petals    6 petals    7 or more    Indistinguishable

 
The number of petals a flower has can be an important key to identifying the flower. Newcombe's Wildflower Guide is based on this concept.
An important thing to remember about this concept is that the "number of petals" represents the number of apparent petals. This is not necessarily the botanically-correct number of petals. Oftentimes what appear to be petals are actually sepals or bracts. It is an aid to identification, not a botanical classification.
 
 

Irregular    2 petals    3 petals    4 petals    5 petals    6 petals    7 or more    Indistinguishable

 

THUMBNAILS
 

Bedstraw, Small (Galium trifidum)
Bedstraw, Small
(Galium trifidum)
Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
Frogbit
(Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
Frogbit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
Frogbit
(Hydrocharis morsus-ranae)
Ginger, Wild (Asarum canadense)
Ginger, Wild
(Asarum canadense)
 
Ginger, Wild (Asarum canadense)
Ginger, Wild
(Asarum canadense)
Iris, Blue Flag (Iris versicolor)
Iris, Blue Flag
(Iris versicolor)
Iris, Dwarf Lake (Iris lacustris)
Iris, Dwarf Lake
(Iris lacustris)
Iris, Yellow (Iris pseudacorus)
Iris, Yellow
(Iris pseudacorus)
 
Mermaid, False (Floerkea proserpinacoides)
Mermaid, False
(Floerkea proserpinacoides)
Trillium, Nodding (Trillium cernuum)
Trillium, Nodding
(Trillium cernuum)
Trillium, Painted (Trillium undulatum)
Trillium, Painted
(Trillium undulatum)
Trillium, Red (Trillium erectum)
Trillium, Red
(Trillium erectum)
 
Trillium, White (Trillium grandiflorum)
Trillium, White
(Trillium grandiflorum)
Trillium, Yellow (Trillium luteum)
Trillium, Yellow
(Trillium luteum)
Trillium, Yellow (Trillium luteum)
Trillium, Yellow
(Trillium luteum)
 
 
  
To see all  Species with 3 Flower Parts  in order by Common Name     START HERE