Montana Outdoors

June 10, 2012

Skyrocket

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 9:47 pm

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Scarlet Gilia, Skyrocket

Skyrocket, Scarlet Gilia, Ipomopsis aggregate

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  1. That is a really beautiful flower! True red is a bit unusual in the wild.

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    Comment by kateri — June 10, 2012 @ 10:01 pm

    • I’ve noticed that too. I will post a few photos later of Indian Paintbrush which is also red and they seem to have deeper color this year.

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      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2012 @ 10:45 pm

  2. I love that top photo. The colors really pop!

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    Comment by Roberta — June 11, 2012 @ 5:55 am

    • The color of the paints seems to be especially deep this year. They are really pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2012 @ 11:46 pm

  3. Beautiful. Red is my favorite color and a favorite of hummingbirds too. It isn’t seen that much in wild flowers at least that’s been my experience so when you do find it it does “pop” from it’s environment.

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    Comment by anniespickns — June 11, 2012 @ 6:43 am

  4. Another stunner! Well done!

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    Comment by Kim — June 11, 2012 @ 6:47 am

    • They are very pretty blossoms. I don’t see lots of them though.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

  5. Wow, that’s a real beauty! I can’t think of a single red wildflower other than trillium that I’ve seen this spring-they’re scarce.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — June 11, 2012 @ 9:15 am

    • There aren’t that many red wildflowers, are there. The other bright red that we have here is the paintbrush.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2012 @ 11:52 pm

  6. Gorgeous — I’m wondering if it is frequented by hummingbirds, and if so, what kind??

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    Comment by Sue — June 11, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    • I don’t see a large number of these flowers, but I seem to remember seeing Calliope hummingbirds visit them.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2012 @ 11:59 pm

  7. I can see why hummingbirds would like skyrocket. I didn’t recognize the name, but looked it up, and did recognize scarlett gilia for

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    Comment by sandy — June 11, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

  8. I hit the wrong button when I was trying to take away a T! Scarlet Gilia is in southwest guide to wildflowers. I love the color!

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    Comment by sandy — June 11, 2012 @ 3:00 pm

    • It’s a flower that I always look forward to seeing. It is a very pleasing color!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2012 @ 12:02 am

  9. What a magnificent plant!

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    Comment by Watching Seasons — June 11, 2012 @ 5:53 pm

  10. Hi Montucky, You sure do have a great way of photographing flowers! Well-done! Have a super nice Tuesday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 11, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

  11. Really unusual and dramatic – lovely images.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — June 12, 2012 @ 12:08 am

    • “Dramatic” is a good word for them.They are sure bright!

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2012 @ 11:27 pm

  12. so very gorgeous! I have never seen this flower.

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    Comment by Tammie — June 12, 2012 @ 3:21 pm

    • At least in this area they don’t seem to be either numerous or widespread. I’ve only seen them in a couple locations.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  13. What an absolute beauty. I was going to say that we don’t have many red wildflowers, but I went looking and discovered quite a few. We have the Indian paintbrush, of course, but I identified another I’ve often seen but didn’t know – the Turk’s cap.

    Red is such a vibrant, happy color. It’s nice to see some here!

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 13, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

    • I had never heard of the Turk’s cap, but when I looked it up I can see it’s a beauty! Now that’s a good clear red too!

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      Comment by montucky — June 13, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

  14. Another very aptly and colorfully named wildflower.

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    Comment by Candace — June 13, 2012 @ 5:23 pm

  15. Amazing photos from this flower which is not here.

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    Comment by Sartenada — June 14, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

    • They are right at the peak of their season now. They have had a good year.

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      Comment by montucky — June 15, 2012 @ 8:12 am


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