Montana Outdoors

June 23, 2010

High mountain…

Those words always pique my interest, and while trying to identify several wildflowers that I encountered after a brief visit to the Coeur d’Alene Mountains today I saw that they were attached to one of them; High Mountain Cinquefoil. As usual, I could be wrong in the identification, but the name seems to fit the plant.

High Mountain CinquefoilHigh Mountain Cinquefoil, Potentilla flabellifolia with the peaks of the Cherry Peak Roadless Area in the background

High Mountain CinquefoilCinquefoil and friend

High Mountain Cinquefoil

Though I didn’t go as far as I would have liked, I did run across a number of species of wildflowers and I will likely post them in the next few days even though there are a couple that I haven’t yet identified.



  1. I just love wildflowers! Beautiful shots!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 24, 2010 @ 10:58 am

    • I love wildflowers too. I still have dozens of photos of them from this spring that I still haven’t posted. I need to catch up.


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2010 @ 6:35 pm

  2. This one is similar in color to the one I posted yesterday. (rough-fruited cinquefoil) but much studier. I see I forgot to post the that name under it.
    That looks to be a tall plant, is it?


    Comment by sandy — June 24, 2010 @ 12:56 pm

    • That was a nice shot! We do have that one here too. There are several species of cinquefoil in this area. This one is only about a foot high.


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2010 @ 6:39 pm

  3. It sure does look like a cinquefoil and the adjective “High Mountain” fits it well. Totally love that first photo.


    Comment by kateri — June 24, 2010 @ 2:18 pm

    • That’s a spot to which I return often, usually starting a little earlier than this, when there is still lots of snowbanks around.


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2010 @ 6:40 pm

  4. Really pretty.


    Comment by Candace — June 25, 2010 @ 12:55 am

  5. love the second shot showing the little friend at work


    Comment by silken — June 25, 2010 @ 6:51 pm

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