Montana Outdoors

May 3, 2015

Wild Geranium

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 4:22 pm

Sticky Geranium

Sticky Geranium ~ Geranium viscosissimum

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  1. Similar to what we have in Ohio.

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    Comment by centralohionature — May 3, 2015 @ 4:51 pm

  2. Great macro shot. I can see the pollen on the petals.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 3, 2015 @ 4:57 pm

    • this is the first I’ve seen so far this spring. There will be many more blooming soon.

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      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

  3. I never managed to capture an image of them with such clarity, but we had these in the Wasatch Mountains, also…in purple and white. Beautiful, Terry.

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    Comment by seekraz — May 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm

    • Yes, this species seems to be pretty common across the west.

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      Comment by montucky — May 3, 2015 @ 7:34 pm

  4. Such a sharp photo of a beautiful flower. Lovely details of the pollen and stamen. It’s popping out from my screen and I feel like I could touch it!

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    Comment by Jane — May 3, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

  5. Such a wonderful bit of beauty to bring the weekend to a close…Well done.

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    Comment by Charlie@Seattle Trekker — May 3, 2015 @ 10:07 pm

    • They sure bring a bright color to the landscape, don’t they!

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

  6. Wow, that’s bright! We have a similar wild geranium here, but maybe not quite so vivid! Great photo.

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 4, 2015 @ 12:53 am

    • Until the last year, we always had lousy luck growing domestic Geraniums, but luckily there are lots of wild ones around!

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2015 @ 8:13 pm

  7. What a great shot.
    Very crisp focus indeed.

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    Comment by Vicki — May 4, 2015 @ 7:05 am

  8. Excellent shot of a beautiful little flower!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 4, 2015 @ 7:27 am

  9. What a beautiful color. And I suspect the common name “sticky geranium” is somehow related to the “viscosissimum” in the scientific name. As I recall, viscous fluids can be thick and sticky. The pollen surely seems glued on.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 4, 2015 @ 6:59 pm

    • That could well be, or the name could have come from the sharp-looking hairs on the stems and leaves. I just love that color!

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      Comment by montucky — May 4, 2015 @ 8:16 pm

  10. “Wild Geranium,” sounds like an appellation given to a backwoods wildchild. Beautiful.

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 5, 2015 @ 6:01 am

  11. Gorgeous color!

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    Comment by Candace — May 6, 2015 @ 1:26 pm

    • Yes, it’s one of the most vivid of the wildflower colors.

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      Comment by montucky — May 7, 2015 @ 8:25 pm

  12. This gorgeous! I love it.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 13, 2015 @ 1:03 am

    • This was the first of their blooms that I saw this year. Since, many more have been in bloom and we will continue to see them for some time still.

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      Comment by montucky — May 13, 2015 @ 8:15 am


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