Montana Outdoors

June 27, 2008

Still don’t like that name!

Vetch. Somehow it seems unjust for a very pretty flower to have such a name. I greatly prefer calling it “Wild Pea”. Oh, well… it doesn’t seem to mind.

American vetch, vicia americana

The blossoms

American vetch

A stalk of blossoms

American vetch

A hillside of WIld peas (with the Coeur d’Alene mountains as a backdrop).

American vetch


Wild rose bud

Wild rose bud

Wild rose blossom – mature

Wild rose blossom, mature

Red Clover

Wild Red Clover

Wild rose blossom – early stage



Wild rose blossom, early stage

(Photographed along the Spring Creek trail in the Cabinet Mountains of western Montana.)

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