Montana Outdoors

July 2, 2008

The last flowers of June

That I photographed, anyway. (Unless I missed some in the 386 photos I took during the month.)

There seems to be a disagreement between one of my favorite wildflower sites from British Columbia which calls the next flower “False Solomon’s Seal” and the USDA Plants site which calls it “Feathery False Wild Lily of the Valley”. (I’ll stay out of that dispute, but whatever they’re called, these were the prettiest of that species that I’ve seen!)

False Solomon’s Seal, or, False Wild Lily of the Valley, maianthemum racemosum

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon's Seal

This group photo also includes a stalk of Western Groundsel,

False Solomon's Seal

whose seed head looks like this.

Western Groundsel seed head

And the Western Mountain Aster, Symphyotrichum spathulatum.

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Western Mountain Aster

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