Montana Outdoors

July 11, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (3)

And the procession continues!

Bittersweet Nightshade

Climbing Nightshade, Bittersweet Nightshade, Felonwort ~ Solanum dulcamara



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


  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…


    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.


      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!


    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.


      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!


    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.


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

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


    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.


      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!


    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.


      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.


    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.


      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.


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

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


      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!


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

  8. love the shot of the wall of twinflowers


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

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


      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!


    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!


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

  10. Those twinflowers are very interesting. All pretty.


    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.


      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.


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

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


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

  12. Love that patch of twinflower. Wow!


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

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


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

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