Montana Outdoors

August 9, 2009

Pearly everlasting (Western)

Today on USFS trail 345, three miles above the trail head toward Big Hole Peak, I had to stop at my favorite place for Pearly everlasting. For some reason they are more plentiful and more beautiful right there than anywhere else that I know about; perhaps it’s the view. (Yeah I know, I got carried away with the photos.)

Western pearly everlasting

Western pearly everlasting

Western pearly everlasting

Western pearly everlasting

Western pearly everlasting

10 Comments »

  1. Wow… the first one looks like it could be a wedding boquet! So sweet! And what a great capture on that beetleybugaboo thing!

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    Comment by Stacey — August 9, 2009 @ 10:04 pm

    • They do seem to form bouquets. Each tiny blossom is quite small, but together they are large patches of white and tall (18 inches or so) so they’re easily seen.

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      Comment by montucky — August 10, 2009 @ 8:11 am

  2. They are beautiful captures and look like rose bouquets! I really like each one, and the last one with the colorful bug that adds. 🙂 The clarity and shadowing is wonderful with these flowers. Neat flower name–Pearly everlasting.

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    Comment by Anna Surface — August 10, 2009 @ 5:59 am

    • I like the rose pattern of each blossoms too. I took the first few photos, stowed my camera and headed down the trail. Had to stop though when I saw the insect with its golden jacket.

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      Comment by montucky — August 10, 2009 @ 8:13 am

  3. An incredible amount of personality bursting forth…or rather, florality.

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    Comment by burstmode — August 10, 2009 @ 7:25 am

    • I like all of the different looks to the individual blossoms. One would think that they would repeat the same one, but they have so many differences.

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      Comment by montucky — August 10, 2009 @ 8:14 am

  4. I was thinking bridal bouquets, too. They’re beautiful and that’s a handsome insect, too.

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    Comment by Candace — August 10, 2009 @ 4:55 pm

    • If they were larger, they actually would be a bouquet on one stalk!

      Judging by the insect’s colors, it might be specially adapted to that plant, but I wonder if he feeds on it or protects it from other plant-eating insects.

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      Comment by montucky — August 10, 2009 @ 6:10 pm

  5. Seems like everyone thought “bridal bouquet” very pretty.

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 12, 2009 @ 8:52 pm


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