Montana Outdoors

September 2, 2011

Foamflower

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:48 pm

One-leaved Foamflower

One-leaved Foamflower

One-leaved Foamflower ~ Tiarella unifoliata

Found along U.S.F.S. trail 522 near Blossom Lake.

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  1. Very delicate flowers!

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    Comment by knightofswords — September 2, 2011 @ 8:14 pm

    • They are very tiny and delicate. Just about through their season now too.

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      Comment by montucky — September 2, 2011 @ 9:51 pm

  2. Very pretty. It looks very similar to the foam flower that blooms in late May. I think ours is slightly different though.

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    Comment by kateri — September 2, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

    • I think you must have a different species: this one favors the far west part of the continent. I’ve not seen these in spring either, just July and August at mid to high elevations.

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      Comment by montucky — September 2, 2011 @ 9:54 pm

  3. What an interesting and pretty flower!

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    Comment by Roberta — September 2, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

    • They are so small that it takes a close-up lens to really see them well, but I think they are very pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — September 2, 2011 @ 10:17 pm

  4. So beautiful, but so tiny. It is not here.

    It is belonging in the family Saxifragaceae and in our small flower garden we have one Saxifraga.

    Again great photos to be admired!

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    Comment by sartenada — September 3, 2011 @ 2:34 am

  5. Lovely, delicate wildflowers, and great shots. 🙂

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    Comment by Anna — September 3, 2011 @ 10:29 am

  6. Those photos are so sharp.

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    Comment by Candace — September 3, 2011 @ 1:04 pm

    • They are difficult to photograph, but I love that lens!

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      Comment by montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:07 pm

  7. they are so cute!

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    Comment by silken — September 3, 2011 @ 7:24 pm

    • They are rather simple blossoms, but I think they are quite pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:10 pm

  8. So pretty, great shots.

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    Comment by Amlea — September 4, 2011 @ 1:23 pm

  9. Exquisitely beautiful – graceful and elegant. Love the detail you captured here.

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    Comment by Marcie — September 4, 2011 @ 3:37 pm

  10. Foamflower?? They need a much prettier name than THAT!
    Beautiful detail.

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    Comment by thedailyclick — September 4, 2011 @ 4:33 pm

    • I can’t remember where I read it, but someone said they were given that name because the resembled flecks of sea foam. I like the thought.

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      Comment by montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:12 pm

  11. Does each flower stem really just have one leaf? In your gorgeous photos it appears that is true.

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    Comment by kcjewel — September 4, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

    • They have just one leaf per stem. There is another species that has three.

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      Comment by montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:13 pm

  12. Montucky: I am amazed and then I am not at the diversity of flowers that continue to bloom in your area. I swear this foamflower could gild the page of a Tolkien novel or Walden; it’s that beautiful.

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    Comment by Jack Matthews — September 5, 2011 @ 10:58 am

    • I am continually astounded at the beauty and intricacy of the wildflowers too, Jack, as well as the diversity. Today my daughter and I hiked to a peak and at the peak there were many species of wildflowers in bloom, some of which were through blooming at lower elevations back in May. I will post a series of them a little later.

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      Comment by Montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

  13. Hi Montucky, Your photographs of the flowers are so artistic and lovely! I so enjoy seeing your pictures on this blog. I’ll be checking in from time to time during my blog hiatus. Have a super good coming week!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — September 5, 2011 @ 7:23 pm

    • Thanks Wildlifewatcher! I hope you are relaxing and enjoying your break!

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      Comment by Montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:16 pm

  14. Foamflower, yet another new one on me. Keep em coming, please!
    (And I hope the winter is as late arriving this year as summer was.)

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    Comment by Kim — September 5, 2011 @ 8:44 pm

    • Well, I have a few more that I haven’t posted yet. I’m afraid there have been many that I missed this year too.

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      Comment by Montucky — September 5, 2011 @ 10:18 pm

  15. I thought of seafoam myself – but of course that’s been on my mind of late. 😉
    I am curious – why the “one-leaved” as part of the description. Perhaps each stem has a single leaf at its end? It appears so in the photo.

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    Comment by shoreacres — September 6, 2011 @ 7:30 am

    • Exactly so. And there is a similar species that has three.

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      Comment by montucky — September 6, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

  16. Your pictures are amazingly crisp. If I ever figure out how to use my camera, maybe my pictures might look more like yours. LOL!

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    Comment by comingeast — September 6, 2011 @ 9:38 am

    • Thanks to digital, one can practice a lot and quickly view the results. I know I will never stop learning.

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      Comment by montucky — September 6, 2011 @ 7:05 pm

  17. I love those photos, especially the last one! I stared it for long time letting my eyes to wander around the photo.

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    Comment by sartenada — September 8, 2011 @ 11:05 pm

    • It’s an intricate little flower, isn’t it! The blossom is only about an eighth of an inch across.

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      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

  18. What a great native wildflower. Never heard of it till now, and unfortunately no chance of seeing it in Texas.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — September 9, 2011 @ 6:32 pm

    • It seems to be fairly common in some places here, but I think it is usually overlooked because of its tiny size. I look forward to seeing it each year though.

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      Comment by montucky — September 9, 2011 @ 9:49 pm

  19. Stunning! 🙂

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    Comment by Victoria — September 16, 2011 @ 10:25 pm


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