Hello Montucky! How beautiful the last flowers! Actually, I’m surprised to see a flower still growing in Montana…in October. I guess it isn’t too cold there yet? I was just down in Texas and it was in the 90s.
These were a complete surprise to me too. Most of the wildflowers stopped blooming early this year because of the heat and the dryness. We are expecting nights in the 20’s next week and snow as low as 4,000 ft.
We had a hot dry summer too. I hope your weather has changed for the better now. We’re still in a drought even though we had some rain last week.
I don’t recognize that flower but it reminds me of a snap dragon in a way.
Our weather has cooled, but it’s still extremely dry, so dry that several of the wildfires that were nearly out have come back to life and we have smoke problems yet again. Snow is expected this weekend for elevations about 4,500 feet and that will give us a little moisture.