Montana Outdoors

August 4, 2009

Fireweed

Filed under: Flowers, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures, Weeksville Divide, Wildflowers — montucky @ 10:11 pm

Fireweed

Epilobium angustifolium
Evening primrose family

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  1. beautiful and colorful flowers .

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    Comment by passfaster — August 4, 2009 @ 10:47 pm

    • THey are indeed, passfaster. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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      Comment by montucky — August 4, 2009 @ 11:06 pm

  2. I love this! I really did miss visiting my favourite blogs. These are gorgeous.

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    Comment by burstmode — August 5, 2009 @ 6:53 am

  3. Wow! Great photo of fireweed. The dark background is perfect in bringing out the subtle hues of color.

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    Comment by Maureen — August 5, 2009 @ 8:22 am

    • It’s pretty photogenic stuff. This one was on a small ridge and seemed to stand out a lot.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

  4. Oh yeah! Love the virbrant purple and the black background! So lovely!

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    Comment by Stacey — August 5, 2009 @ 11:29 am

  5. I used to see a lot of this in Glacier. Certain trails had nice stands of it, though some people didn’t welcome it.

    Malcolm

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    Comment by knightofswords — August 5, 2009 @ 1:17 pm

    • It’s anything but rare in this area too. I always look forward to seeing it even though it does get messy when it goes to seed.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:43 pm

  6. Vivid color!

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    Comment by Candace — August 5, 2009 @ 6:46 pm

    • It is. Fireweed gets quite tall and that color can be seen from quite a distance.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

  7. Neat Fireweed wildflower that looks like it is kind of flattened out with tassels and a New Year’s curly looking thingie… LOL, I don’t know what to call it. Beautiful color against the deep, dark background! 😀

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    Comment by Anna Surface — August 5, 2009 @ 6:51 pm

    • I don’t know what all of the parts are either, Anna. A rather strange configuration.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

  8. Curly tails? Great color. Is it another one of your tiny specimens?

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    Comment by Bo — August 5, 2009 @ 9:35 pm

    • This plant is quite large: a stalk can get over six feet tall and the flowers can grow on the top foot or so of the stalk. Each individual blossom is a little smaller than a dime. This particular one was smaller but very bright in color.

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      Comment by montucky — August 5, 2009 @ 10:52 pm

  9. looks almost tropical!

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    Comment by silken — August 6, 2009 @ 12:51 pm

    • I hadn’t thought of that, but I see what you mean. I could visualize these individual blossoms growing very large in a warm wet climate. This particular plant was quite different from the norm though. It grows at higher elevations, usually over 4500 feet.

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      Comment by montucky — August 6, 2009 @ 7:09 pm


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