Because we didn't get a lily purchased, and didn't have any growing nearby, we opted out of dissecting and comparing. Instead we just went on a wildflower (aka weeds) hunt. Brynne rode her scooter and I took Crusoe on his leash.
When we saw a wildflower we would stop, take a photo and try to identify it with the Usborne Spotter's Guides Wild Flowers of North America.
We are not the best identifiers in the world, especially because we were looking at drawn pictures, but I think we got all of them pretty close, if not correct.
Here's what we found:
|Flowering Spurge ?|
|Either Bloodroot or Anemone|
|Spotted coralroot or Western wallflower?|
|Western Dog Violet|
|Heck, I don't know ... Frostweed?|
And then I took some pictures of the prettiest little flower on the hike. I know what she is ... just simply lovely.