Montana Outdoors

September 9, 2010

They call them “showy”:

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:30 pm

I agree.

Showy asterShowy Aster, Eurybia conspicua

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  1. Oh wow. Love those Showy Asters, and love the photo you took of them. If I recall, these are not a very large flower?

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    Comment by Robin — September 10, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    • No, they are about the size of a dime. I like the clusters though, and they are blooming everywhere now, one of the last flowers to bloom. Today I hiked in the high country, about 6,000 feet and there are still Indian paintbrush and several other flowers still blooming at that elevation along with lots of these Asters.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  2. Very showy, indeed.

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — September 10, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    • Yes, I think they are well named, and especially now when they provide almost all of the color around.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:16 pm

  3. Sure, but that is not always a bad thing.

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    Comment by scienceguy288 — September 10, 2010 @ 10:38 am

  4. Hi Montucky, Asters of all types are very pretty flowers. Your photograph showed these at their best!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — September 10, 2010 @ 11:38 am

    • These were on the river bank and this particular group just showed up as though there was a spotlight on them.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

  5. Love asters and this is beautiful!

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    Comment by Anna — September 10, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    • I love them too. I have at least as many photos of them as any other flower.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

  6. Asters are blooming here, too. I will post some tomorrow. That one looks like our Purple Stemmed one.
    Do you get the dark purple ones they call New England aster here?

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    Comment by sandy — September 10, 2010 @ 2:41 pm

    • I see on USDA Plants that those grow here, but I’m not sure I can distinguish them from other types. I wish I had more training.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

  7. lovely little boquet

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    Comment by silken — September 10, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

  8. I love these purple sunflowers!

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    Comment by Candace — September 10, 2010 @ 9:22 pm

    • I do too, Candace. The sunflower family contains many of my favorites.

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      Comment by montucky — September 10, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

  9. They are beautiful!

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    Comment by kateri — September 11, 2010 @ 6:29 pm

    • They are! Most likely the last full, fresh blooms of this summer.

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      Comment by montucky — September 11, 2010 @ 8:46 pm

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