Montana Outdoors

June 2, 2008

Shrubby cinquefoil

On a brief hike today along Buffalo Bill creek the cinquefoil were just beginning to bloom, the first I’ve seen this summer.

Shrubby cinquefoil, Dasiphora fruticosa

Shrubby cinquefoil

Shrubby cinquefoil

Shrubby cinquefoil

And the pink of the summer’s first wild rose is beginning to show small accents in the middle of all the green.

Wild rose

USDA Plants shrubby cinquefoil


  1. Now, is that a beauty or what? Both the first and the last shots are stunning – stunning captures of nature’s stunning-ness! 🙂


    Comment by Sumedh — June 3, 2008 @ 1:15 am

  2. Members of the rose family are some of my favorites. They display consistent beauty of which I never tire. I am anxiously awaiting for the yellow blooms (and other color varieties too) on the Potentilla shrubs to open so that I can take photos for my blog.


    Comment by Tabbie — June 3, 2008 @ 3:12 am

  3. love the picture of the rose! very pretty


    Comment by silken — June 3, 2008 @ 7:08 am

  4. The wild rose is very nice. I find its unopened shape interesting.


    Comment by scienceguy288 — June 3, 2008 @ 8:23 am

  5. Nothing beats wild roses; they seem so much more pure than those that have been overly hybridized in hot houses.



    Comment by knightofswords — June 3, 2008 @ 10:30 am

  6. Sumedh,

    Yes there are some beautiful things out there for those who take the time to see them.


    Comment by montucky — June 3, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

  7. I love the roses too, Tabbie. During the early part of summer they seem to be everywhere around here. Now, walking into the bushes unexpectedly is another story!


    Comment by montucky — June 3, 2008 @ 7:05 pm

  8. Silken

    It’s interesting that the bud of the rose exhibits the full color of the full blossom. Not all flowers do that.


    Comment by montucky — June 3, 2008 @ 7:07 pm

  9. Scienceguy,

    Of all flower buds, I guess the rose bud is the all around classic.


    Comment by montucky — June 3, 2008 @ 7:08 pm

  10. Malcolm,

    I feel the same way. Maybe it’s the simplicity of them that’s appealing; untampered with.


    Comment by montucky — June 3, 2008 @ 7:12 pm

  11. Your rose bud photo is excellent! I saw cinquefoils this weekend as well (Pacific Potentilla). They’re lovley little members of the rose family.


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — June 4, 2008 @ 9:49 am

  12. Thanks Adam! It’s hard to go wrong with a photo of a wild rose. It’s so good to see them start their season!


    Comment by montucky — June 4, 2008 @ 12:58 pm

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