Montana Outdoors

June 2, 2009

A different way to look at Bear-grass

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 6:00 am

It’s a little early yet for Bear-grass begin their summer life in the high elevations, but last night, lower on the slopes of Baldy Mountain I encountered a few that were starting to bloom already and as the sun was setting and dark shadows began to spread through the forest I tried capturing a few somewhat different views of them.

For those not familiar with them, they are large members of the lily family. When fully developed, the blossoms are three to four inches across and and the stalks can get over five feet tall (these were about three feet). They grow in great abundance in certain areas and one can see their big white blooms spread over many acres of open forest.

Bear-grass

Bear-grass

Bear-grass

Bear-grass
Xerophyllum tenax
Lily family

Note: I will be out of town for a couple of days and so will be a little delayed in commenting and responding to comments.

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