Montana Outdoors

July 11, 2009

At a distance they look alike,

but not up close.


Achillea millefolium

Pearly everlasting

Pearly everlasting
Anaphalis magaritacea


  1. Wow…those 2nd ones look like a relative of the daisy!


    Comment by Stacey — July 12, 2009 @ 12:01 am

  2. I love, love, love pearly everlasting. That is a beautiful photo. When I lived in NY state I would gather it and dry it. It looks exactly the same dried as it does fresh. I’ve tried to grow it in my Michigan garden, but worms have always gotten into the flowerbuds and destroyed them before they bloom.


    Comment by Kateri — July 12, 2009 @ 8:21 am

    • That’s interesting that worms attack it. Here it grows well at higher elevations and partly because it blooms in mid and late summer, is a favorite of butterflies. In high elevations, especially near small water sources, it is prolific.


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 9:07 am

  3. Oh! The Pearly everlasting are beautiful! I happen to loves asters and sunflowers, so these are of the same family… neat. Lovely captures.


    Comment by Anna Surface — July 12, 2009 @ 1:44 pm

    • That’s a big family with lots of pretty flowers, probably my favorite.


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 3:41 pm

  4. Two favorites of mine, seen today from quite a different environment as I log on from Daytona Beach–I can see the surf from my window, and it makes the Montana landscape seem doubly far away.



    Comment by Malcolm — July 12, 2009 @ 1:59 pm

    • Strangely enough, we’re both having about the same weather today, although it will be about 20 degrees cooler here at night. Hope you’re having a great time!


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 3:47 pm

  5. Both lovely in their similar colors. Especially like the Pearly Everlasting. Some of these flowers sure have interesting and colorful names.


    Comment by Candace — July 12, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

    • I always like to see Pearly everlasting, especially in the high country. There is always activity around it. I read that, as Kateri mentioned in her comment, when dried it seems to last forever and it is frequently dried and used for winter bouquets.


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 6:13 pm

  6. Pearly Everlasting…. Now isn’t that a name that is music to one’s ear’s? Great photos.


    Comment by Maureen — July 12, 2009 @ 7:43 pm

    • Yes, it’s a plant name that’s pleasant and makes some sort of sense. I especially like them because of the butterflies that are always around them, kind of like a bonus.


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

  7. I like that name: Pearly Everlasting. And that it lasts in dried bouquets is amazing too. Both are exceptional – as are all of your photos!


    Comment by Iona — July 12, 2009 @ 7:44 pm

    • Thanks Iona! That’s just an all around pleasant plant!


      Comment by montucky — July 12, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

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