Montana Outdoors

June 6, 2009

And when your nickname is “Skyrocket”…

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia,
Ipomopsis aggregata
Phlox family


  1. What a flare! Nice!


    Comment by Tabbie — June 6, 2009 @ 9:52 pm

  2. Gorgous Red! Wow!


    Comment by Stacey - Addicted to The click — June 6, 2009 @ 10:05 pm

    • I enjoy the shade of red, but also that the blossoms are solid red, not simply tinted. rather unusual for wildflowers.


      Comment by montucky — June 6, 2009 @ 10:41 pm

  3. Just catching up on the last week’s posts (been at beach on vacation) and they are all wonderful. I especially liked the fairyslippers. So beautiful and aptly named..I can see fairies dancing among them!


    Comment by SuzieQ — June 7, 2009 @ 10:57 am

  4. If your name is sky rocket, you better be pretty good. This one sure is.


    Comment by Bo — June 7, 2009 @ 11:37 am

  5. I’m not sure how you do it, but you’ve actually begun to get at least a third dimension, if not more, into these shots.

    Keep it up!


    Comment by Pinhole — June 7, 2009 @ 9:33 pm

    • Thanks Pinhole! I’ve been hard pressed to keep up with the wildflowers this year. When they finally began to bloom it seems as though they have produced exceptional specimens.


      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2009 @ 10:12 pm

  6. perfectly named! looks like a spray of fireworks in the 4th of July sky!


    Comment by Cedar — June 8, 2009 @ 4:55 am

  7. Ahh one of my favorite wildflowers (I say that about a lot of wildflowers, though). Hopefully there’ll be some blooming when I’m camping in the high Sierra in a few days, but it’s still probably a little early for them at 7-8000′.


    Comment by Adam R. Paul — June 8, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    • I would think it’s too early for them at that elevation. these were at about 3,000 and I thought they were early at that. I envy your trip to the Sierras! Hope you enjoy it!


      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2009 @ 3:14 pm

  8. wow!! very like fireworks! these are amazing shots. as are all the ones you have posted this week!!


    Comment by silken — June 11, 2009 @ 2:20 pm

    • There are just so many of the really pretty flowers in bloom now. I haven’t had time to get out much but even at that I’ve found lots of them.


      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2009 @ 9:43 pm

  9. I want to grow some of these flowers. Lupine.


    Comment by nouveaufauves — June 13, 2009 @ 8:26 am

    • I don’t know if these can be grown domestically and I’ve never tried to transplant them.


      Comment by montucky — June 13, 2009 @ 10:22 pm

  10. So many awesome blooms in the phlox family.


    Comment by iheartfilm — June 14, 2009 @ 5:24 pm

    • Yes it is a pretty family. Its flowers have good solid colors.


      Comment by montucky — June 14, 2009 @ 8:02 pm

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