That honeysuckle might be a good place to get some shots of hummingbirds. I wish I could find twinflower and mitrewort, but I’ve never seen either one. The photo of the mitrewort is amazing-perfect background for that flower. It looks like the beard lichens do well in Montana, if that’s what is on the rose bush.
Twinflower should grow in your general area, and it just started to bloom here. It likes deep shade. Miterwort though occurs only in the northwestern states. I think the lichen is called “Witch’s Hair, Alectoria sarmentosa and USDA Plants doesn’t have its distribution. It is very widespread here in the old-growth forests.
I tried to get the orange honeysuckle to grow in our flower bed but with no luck. It is plentiful in its natural settings though. The color is so vivid and the blossoms so large that they can be seen at quite a distance even in thick brushy surroundings.
Hello Montucky, thanks for your visit on my recent post. It is good to see your beautiful landscape again in a Summer mood. How pretty this garland of miterwort is ! One of Nature’s work of art so well captured.