Montana Outdoors

September 9, 2010

They call them “showy”:

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

I agree.

Showy asterShowy Aster, Eurybia conspicua


  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?


    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.


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

  2. Very showy, indeed.


    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.


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

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


    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!


    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.


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

  5. Love asters and this is beautiful!


    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.


      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?


    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.


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

  7. lovely little boquet


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

  8. I love these purple sunflowers!


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

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


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

  9. They are beautiful!


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

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


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

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