Montana Outdoors

June 27, 2009

Wild roses

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Wildflowers — Tags: — montucky @ 11:55 pm

Who can possibly resist the beauty of the wild rose!

Wild rose

Wild rose

Wild rose

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  1. they are starting to bloom here too. Always a treat!

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    Comment by Cedar — June 28, 2009 @ 5:02 am

    • They are, and they are so plentiful. Along the river they seem to blanket the shore above the high water line.

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2009 @ 8:27 am

  2. It is good to be in wild rose country! There are blooming all around our campsite. I especially like that last photo!

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    Comment by Maureen — June 28, 2009 @ 8:12 am

    • I think they may be the most numerous of all our wildflowers in this area. And that’s OK with me!

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2009 @ 8:29 am

  3. I can’t resist them!! nice!

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    Comment by Stacey — June 28, 2009 @ 12:56 pm

    • On one edge of our property there is a small canyon that is in its natural state. From our kitchen window we can see the wild rose blossoms in the brush.

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2009 @ 4:52 pm

  4. Ah, Rugosa I believe. They are a wonderful flower. The variety of wildflowers available to you out there in the mountains of Montana is just astounding.

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    Comment by edvatza — June 28, 2009 @ 3:59 pm

    • The sheer number of different ones has been a surprise to me too, Ed. There are just two main reasons that occur to me. We have a wide variety of climate regions here from very dry to very wet and from 2,500 feet to over 8,000, full sun locations to constant deep shade, but perhaps the biggest reason is that the areas that I frequent are wild and have never been disturbed by farming, roads or other activities that alter the ancient structure of the forest. Clearly there are not as many in the valley areas that have had lots of traffic over the years.

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      Comment by montucky — June 28, 2009 @ 5:01 pm

  5. Roses are perfection!

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    Comment by Tabbie — June 28, 2009 @ 5:17 pm

  6. What a vibrant color!

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    Comment by Candace — June 28, 2009 @ 11:51 pm

    • These were growing at a little higher elevation in fairly heavy timber and are much darker color than the other varieties.

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      Comment by montucky — June 29, 2009 @ 7:42 am

  7. Lo how a rose e’er blooming.

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    Comment by scienceguy288 — June 29, 2009 @ 3:51 pm


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