Montana Outdoors

May 10, 2009

White violets

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 9:01 pm

What a pleasant surprise to find these this evening along the creek! They are the first I’ve seen.

White violet

White violets

White violet

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  1. What lovely detail — these flowers are pristine!

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    Comment by Tabbie — May 10, 2009 @ 11:21 pm

    • The violets are at their peak of blooming at the elevation of the lower end of the creek. The temptation is to take a million photos!

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      Comment by montucky — May 11, 2009 @ 8:16 am

  2. Looks like the Common Blue Violet variant that I mentioned a few weeks back. Excellent color and detail.

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    Comment by edvatza — May 11, 2009 @ 4:15 am

    • Yes, I’m quite sure it’s a variant. I compared it to the photo that you posted. I’ve never noticed a white one before, and your photo was in the back of my mind when I saw the white among lots of blues.

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      Comment by montucky — May 11, 2009 @ 8:25 am

  3. Only shades of purple here. Haven’t seen a yellow violet nor a white one in many years. Nice shots.

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    Comment by Cedar — May 11, 2009 @ 4:23 am

    • Yellows are common here, but they grow at higher elevations and haven’t begun to bloom yet. When they do, they will be around for most of the summer.

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      Comment by montucky — May 11, 2009 @ 8:26 am

  4. These white violets are gorgeous!Very nice closeup captures. I haven’t seen these type before. I’ll pay more attention, though, when out in the woods and by the creeks now that the wildflowers are blooming here.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — May 11, 2009 @ 9:28 am

    • I hadn’t seen them before either, but when Ed posted a photo and mentioned that it was a variation, I began to look for them. I’ve found several in or near groups of the blues.

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      Comment by montucky — May 11, 2009 @ 1:35 pm

  5. What a beautiful flower to encounter during an evening stroll along the creek! Exquisite detail.

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    Comment by Maureen — May 11, 2009 @ 9:39 am

    • It certainly was! I get out every minute I can and there always seems to be something of beauty awaiting!

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      Comment by montucky — May 11, 2009 @ 1:36 pm

  6. Great blue colors.

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    Comment by mike — May 12, 2009 @ 10:04 am

    • Thanks mike! THe white really makes the blue accents stand out.

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      Comment by montucky — May 12, 2009 @ 5:41 pm

  7. wow – amazingly tough shot. I got a few hookspur’s recently and they were so dang tiny that even a bit of wind tossed it into chaos! Applause! Great work!

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    Comment by aullori — May 12, 2009 @ 12:15 pm

    • Tiny flowers really present a challenge, don’t they! Size, wind motion, light colors, low to the ground… Sure are pretty though!

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      Comment by montucky — May 12, 2009 @ 5:43 pm


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