Montana Outdoors

June 1, 2011

Lewisia rediviva

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:15 pm

In western Montana a blue-ribbon trout stream (well, it used to be) flows south to north through three quarters of a beautiful hundred mile long valley to its confluence with the Clark Fork of the Columbia river. Bordering the valley to the west is a 24,223 square mile range of mountains, anchored by 10,157 foot high Trapper Peak, that also forms most of the north/south border between Idaho and Montana.

The river, the valley, and the mountain range are all named after a small pink flower, the state flower of Montana, the Bitterroot.

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

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