Montana Outdoors

May 7, 2009

Mule-ears

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:49 am

Just in the past few days, Mule-ears have started to bloom and soon will cover entire hillsides. They have fairly large blossoms which at first glance look a bit like Arrowleaf Balsamroot, but they are actually a member of the Aster family. Their name comes from the shape of their leaves.

Mule-ears

Mule-ears

Mule-ears

Mule-ears

Wyethia amplexicaulis, Aster family

(Yeah, I know: I got a little carried away with these.)

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