Montana Outdoors

July 4, 2008

Calypso Orchid

While reviewing some photo files today I discovered that I had forgotten to do anything with some photos of one of my favorite flowers that I had taken back in May on a hike into the Cherry Peak roadless area in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains here in western Montana. In the hope that someone may enjoy seeing them, I uploaded them to Flickr and am posting them here now.

Calypso Orchid, Fairy Slipper, Calypso bulbosa

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Calypso<br /> Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

Calypso Orchid

According to USDA Plants, Calypso bulbosa is “Endangered” in New Hampshire and New York and “Threatened” in Michigan, Vermont and Wisconsin.

More information from MountainNature.com

Full cycle

Filed under: Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 11:05 am

Every summer I see thousands of these blossoms

Goatsbeard, tragopogon dubius

Goatsbeard

and roughly an equal number of their seed heads,

Goatsbeard

but I guess I haven’t been paying very close attention though because this morning was the first time I saw both on one stalk.

Goatsbeard

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