Montana Outdoors

April 5, 2011

“stone wall” flowers

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 8:11 pm

Small-flowered Woodland Star

Small-flowered Woodland Star

Small-flowered Woodland Star ~ Lithophragma parviflorum ~ Saxifrage family

The genus name of this flower comes from the Greek lithos, ‘a stone’, and phragma, ‘a wall’, referring to the habitat of some species and I have indeed found them growing right against the rock on cliff walls.

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