Montana Outdoors

May 16, 2015

Prickly rose

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:04 pm

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose ~ Rosa acicularis


  1. Alberta’s flower. It has such a delicate scent.


    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 16, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

  2. Another Montana beauty..


    Comment by Mother Hen — May 16, 2015 @ 10:26 pm

  3. These have such great colors.


    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — May 16, 2015 @ 10:29 pm

    • Yes. So many of the wildflowers have their own distinct, different shade of color.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 8:08 am

  4. Beautiful!


    Comment by centralohionature — May 17, 2015 @ 4:20 am

  5. The world is exquisitely beautiful … your photographs prove it.


    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — May 17, 2015 @ 5:05 am

    • Yes, there is much beauty, completely free for those who seek it.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 8:11 am

  6. I’ll bet that it’s worth braving a few prickles just to smell it. It’s a beauty!


    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 17, 2015 @ 6:56 am

    • Definitely! I’ve never really minded a few of the stickers.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 8:12 am

  7. It looks very much like what I knew as Wild Rose in Utah…probably the same thing….and such a pleasure to find out in the mountains. I remember losing my balance on the way down a trail and landing palm-down on the stem of one of these beauties….VERY prickly, they are!


    Comment by seekraz — May 17, 2015 @ 7:54 am

    • Landing on one like that would be very harsh! I’ve grabbed more than a few though to keep my balance on a steep bank. Hopefully I’ll get to feel a lot more before I’m through.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 8:14 am

  8. Stunning! What brilliant close-ups, Terry. The colours and detail are gorgeous.


    Comment by Jane — May 17, 2015 @ 9:01 am

  9. Hi Montucky, Oh that magenta purple pink color contrasted with the yellow stamens. I like how well you captured the beauty of the blossom. Have an extra nice coming week!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — May 17, 2015 @ 11:14 am

    • These two blossoms were back inside some heavy foliage and on a cloudy day there was little light getting in there. The on-camera flash at a reduced level seemed to bring out just the right amount of color.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 9:48 pm

  10. Gorgeous colour, perfect against the mossy green!


    Comment by Jo Woolf — May 17, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    • It seems that so often when nature provides a really pretty piece of art that she also provides the right background for displaying it.

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      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 9:50 pm

  11. Hmmm, I believe we call these multiflora rose? Mine aren’t even close to blooming.


    Comment by 2ndhalfolife — May 17, 2015 @ 12:41 pm

    • I believe that multiflora roses are introduced species. The prickly rose is native to this part of the US and is the flower of Alberta.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

  12. Nice detail & color!


    Comment by Reed Andariese — May 17, 2015 @ 6:33 pm

  13. I like the subtle differences between the flowers: one with a sprinkling of pollen on the petals, the other with rain or dew drops. It would be easy to look at the two photos and say, “Oh, they’re the same.” But nothing in nature ever is the same!


    Comment by shoreacres — May 17, 2015 @ 7:32 pm

    • They are two distinct individuals on the same plant. I love that about roses, they don’t insist on being exactly the same as everybody else in their species. The raindrops were a bonus: it began to rain lightly when I was taking the pictures. A lot of the beauty in wildflowers is in getting to see them in their natural conditions, which can change dramatically in just seconds. I know you know what I mean. When you are outdoors and see something, then glance away and back again, often it will be entirely different.


      Comment by montucky — May 17, 2015 @ 10:01 pm

      • You mean it’s not true that “a rose is a rose is a rose”?


        Comment by Steve Schwartzman — May 19, 2015 @ 8:27 pm

        • Depends on if you are looking at them, smelling them or have inadvertently sat on one.


          Comment by montucky — May 19, 2015 @ 9:02 pm

          • I’ll take the looking and the smelling but will pass on the sitting, as I already got my quota of such things with a little dose of fire ants this morning.


            Comment by Steve Schwartzman — May 19, 2015 @ 9:07 pm

  14. Wonderful rose photos, especially the 2nd one!


    Comment by WildBill — May 18, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

  15. Such beautiful colors and shape!


    Comment by Candace — May 20, 2015 @ 12:54 pm

  16. Very lovely photos from beautiful rose.


    Comment by Sartenada — May 27, 2015 @ 12:31 am

  17. Gorgeous !!


    Comment by Bernie Kasper — June 1, 2015 @ 11:12 am

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