Montana Outdoors

July 11, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (3)

And the procession continues!

Bittersweet Nightshade

Climbing Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade, Felonwort ~ Solanum dulcamara

Twinflower

Twinflower

Twinflower ~ Linnaea borealis

Spear Leaf or Lance-leaved Stonecrop

Spear Leaf or Lance-leaved Stonecrop ~ Sedum lanceolatum

Meadow Buttercup

Meadow Buttercup ~ Ranunculus acris

Canada Violet

Canada Violet ~ Viola canadensis

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  1. Just beautiful. I am trying to remember how I know twin flower. I know I have seen it before but can’t recall where…

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    Comment by kateri — July 11, 2011 @ 9:10 pm

    • USDA Plants does show them in your area somewhere. They do seem to like shade and hide beneath the taller brush.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 11, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

  2. We’re supposed to have the twin flower here, but I have yet to find any. Thanks for the photo!

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    Comment by jomegat — July 11, 2011 @ 10:00 pm

    • I’ve found it strange that a plant that has a very wide distribution nationally will be found only in rather small, isolated places within a given area. These do seem to be found only in quite shady, cool locations.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 11, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

  3. I’m thinking I need to go on a scavenger hunt to see what wildflowers I can find.
    Great inspiration Terry!

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    Comment by Stacey Dawn — July 11, 2011 @ 10:08 pm

    • I think you would enjoy that Stacey! I’ve found that there is nearly always a nice surprise waiting in the wildlands.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 11, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

  4. Wow! I wonder if we have as many wildflowers here in California..

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    Comment by mitambien — July 11, 2011 @ 11:04 pm

    • I’m not familiar with California wildflowers, but I would bet you have even more species there.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 11, 2011 @ 11:42 pm

  5. I sepecially liked the photo of the nightshade! We have most of these flowers in New England, but not the twin flower. It is beautiful. The Canada violet was also exquisite!

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    Comment by Wild_Bill — July 12, 2011 @ 6:22 am

    • Yes, the twinflowers are pretty, although quite small. In big groups though they really show up.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 12, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

  6. Keep em coming, Montucky. It’s great to see the progression of the season in your images.

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    Comment by Kim — July 12, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    • There are quite a few more yet to bloom. I have not been out as often as I like though, so I’ve probably missed quite a few.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 12, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

  7. Beutiful as always. Love the first one, and the buttercup.
    Been seeing lots of wildflowers this trip (mostly daisies)…. going to miss that when we’re back home in TX.

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    Comment by thedailyclick — July 12, 2011 @ 7:25 pm

    • That was supposed to be “Beautiful”! (Not easy, typing in the dark LOL)

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      Comment by thedailyclick — July 12, 2011 @ 7:26 pm

      • I would miss the wildflowers too. I’m glad you’re having such a good trip!

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        Comment by Montucky — July 12, 2011 @ 7:45 pm

  8. love the shot of the wall of twinflowers

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    Comment by silken — July 13, 2011 @ 9:08 pm

    • They seem to find a nice shady place they like and get very thick there.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 13, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

  9. Beautiful shots here, Montucky. You have a nice way with a camera. 🙂

    We have many (but not all) of those wildflowers here in Massachusetts, though our scenery is somewhat humbler than is yours!

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    Comment by littlebangtheory — July 13, 2011 @ 9:46 pm

    • Thanks! I find it very interesting to learn how many of the wildflowers are found in various locations. I think that could be the basis for a real study, figuring out why some are so widespread while others are not! Thank you for visiting!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 13, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  10. Those twinflowers are very interesting. All pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — July 13, 2011 @ 11:13 pm

    • THey are small and delicate, but very pretty will all of the greenery that surrounds them: I see them as an indicator of the health of the part of the forest where they grow.

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      Comment by Montucky — July 14, 2011 @ 9:04 pm

  11. So lovely collection of wildflowers.

    I identified many of them here in Finland.

    Solanum dulcamara in Finland
    Linnaea borealis in Finland. I have seen many times.
    Sedum lanceolatum. Not here
    Ranunculus acris. Very general here.
    Viola canadensis. This species is not here.

    Thank You. I liked this post.

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    Comment by sartenada — July 14, 2011 @ 11:29 pm

    • It is interesting how many of the same species are found there!

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      Comment by Montucky — July 15, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

  12. Love that patch of twinflower. Wow!

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    Comment by Bo Mackison — August 3, 2011 @ 6:06 am

    • Twinflowers had a great year with all of the late spring rain.

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      Comment by Montucky — August 3, 2011 @ 9:31 pm


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