Montana Outdoors

May 22, 2013

Trio

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:39 pm

Bering chickweed, Alpine Chickweed

Bering chickweed, alpine chickweed, Cerastium beeringianum

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  1. If this flower had a choice, it might ask for a friendlier name. Nice photo.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — May 22, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    • I agree. They are much prettier than their name implies.

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      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2013 @ 8:47 pm

  2. But interesting that they grow well up into Alaska, as the name implies. They apparently like the tundra as well as the mountains! It’s a pretty flower – I really like the veins.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 22, 2013 @ 9:14 pm

    • They do have a very interesting distribution as described in the Burke Museum site. I see that they disagree with the USDA site on the distribution. I think the flowers are very pretty as opposed to the name.

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      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

  3. Those are sooo pretty and it’s such a sharp shot. Postcard-y.

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    Comment by Candace — May 22, 2013 @ 9:38 pm

    • I liked the little group of blossoms. They look as though they were posed for the camera.

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      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

  4. They’re sure beautiful. So delicate.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 22, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    • I think they are very pretty too. They are quite common here, but look very attractive among the bright green grasses.

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      Comment by montucky — May 22, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

      • I hope you don’t mind that I borrowed that image for a desktop background for a while. It’s so soothing and pure. Easy on the eyes. Still looks great enlarged to screen size.

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 22, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

  5. This looks quite familiar – I think we have the same plant (or similar) in this country. Beautiful photo!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 23, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    • This genus is very widespread on this continent and I would suppose other parts of the world as well. Pretty blossoms and they must have a very successful survival strategy.

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      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2013 @ 8:58 pm

  6. It’s a beautiful flower, and another that I’ve never heard of.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Gardener — May 23, 2013 @ 6:31 am

    • They are everywhere in Canada, but oddly only in the western U.S.

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      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

  7. Very pretty indeed!

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    Comment by dhphotosite — May 23, 2013 @ 8:09 am

  8. I think we should change the name to Alpine “Chic” (Sheek). ;^) Lovely flowers.

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    Comment by twoscamps — May 23, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

  9. Hi Montucky, I especially like how the veins in the Chickweed look. Excellent picture! Have a great Friday tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 23, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    • I do too. I would like to know what that looks like to their pollinators. Runways, perhaps?

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      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2013 @ 9:03 pm

  10. Excellent photo from so beautiful flower.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 23, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

  11. sweet as can be ~

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    Comment by Tammie — May 24, 2013 @ 11:31 am

  12. Looks like a bridal arrangement.

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    Comment by Tammy — May 25, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    • I think some such arrangements have natural settings as their inspiration.

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      Comment by montucky — May 25, 2013 @ 10:47 pm

  13. Beautiful! This looks like a painting to me!

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    Comment by Fergiemoto — May 25, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

  14. Such stunning…deep…rich…beautiful color!

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    Comment by Marcie — May 27, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    • Thanks Marcie. I love to photograph wildflowers on cloudy days!

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      Comment by montucky — May 27, 2013 @ 1:05 pm


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