Montana Outdoors

April 29, 2016

Tritella

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 2:59 pm

Large-Flowered Tritelia

Large-Flowered Tritelia

Large-Flowered Tritelia

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  1. Purple isn’t blue, but it’s close. Nice photo.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — April 29, 2016 @ 3:00 pm

    • They look more blue when the sun is out. It was a dark day today.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 3:08 pm

  2. I don’t think I’ve heard of this one. It’s beautiful and I love that color!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — April 29, 2016 @ 3:19 pm

  3. I was trying to find out about the stamens (I think that’s what they’re called) – because some are blue and some are yellow. I did find out that these flowers are uncommon.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — April 29, 2016 @ 3:42 pm

  4. LOVELY COLOR in LOVELY SHAPE. Thanks congrats.
    Kindly read my post MY HAIKU ON FLOWERS in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com on 28/4/16 from Archives.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 29, 2016 @ 5:35 pm

    • Thanks! I did read your post and liked it very much! Thank you!

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 7:24 pm

  5. Interesting…3 on 3. Hence the name, I guess.

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    Comment by Candace — April 29, 2016 @ 5:43 pm

  6. Another interesting wildflower. The exterior with the blue vein down the petal reminds me of some of the Bluebells I’ve photographed. I’ve photographed some that are plain and some where the blue line is really significant. Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by Vicki — April 29, 2016 @ 6:05 pm

    • I haven’t seen that in the bluebells here. The Tritelia is in the lily family and our bluebells are in the borage family.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 7:31 pm

  7. Could you view my HAIKU poems on FLOWERS in ENVIUS THOUGHTS in https://nvsr.wordpress.com where I have given your BLUE BELLS flower?

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — April 29, 2016 @ 7:29 pm

  8. I especially like the photo that shows both the buds and the open flowers. It’s been a long time since I’ve thought of Bobby Vinton, but those wonderful blue-on-blue stripes reminded me of some of his songs: “Blue Velvet,” and “Blue on Blue.” They sound a little maudlin now, but they were just right for love-struck teenagers in the 60s!

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    Comment by shoreacres — April 29, 2016 @ 8:30 pm

    • These certainly are blue-on-blue. I look forward to their appearance every year. They pop up suddenly, which is surprising because the flowers stand on very long stems. They can be seen from a pretty good distance and wave in the breeze.

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      Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 8:40 pm

      • And I’ll bet you wave right back!

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        Comment by shoreacres — April 29, 2016 @ 8:41 pm

        • I used to try to wave the camera in sync with the flowers for good focus, but finally gave up and just used a faster shutter speed.

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          Comment by montucky — April 29, 2016 @ 8:42 pm

  9. What a heavenly colour. Do they have a scent?

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — April 30, 2016 @ 2:54 am

    • I have not noticed a scent from them, but then I have a very poor sense of smell.

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      Comment by montucky — April 30, 2016 @ 7:59 am

  10. The blossom reminds me of hyacinths. I’m wondering too if they have a scent.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — April 30, 2016 @ 7:12 am

    • When I first see them bloom in spring, after not seeing them the rest of the year, I first think of hyacinths too. I have not detected a smell to them.

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      Comment by montucky — April 30, 2016 @ 8:04 am

  11. Hi Montucky, I have never seen one in person. Beautiful looking flower. Sort of like a Peter Pan Agapanthus in blue. Have a great weekend!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — April 30, 2016 @ 6:16 pm

    • I had to look that one up. Yes, there is a similarity there! Have a great weekend too!

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      Comment by montucky — April 30, 2016 @ 8:28 pm

  12. beautiful!

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    Comment by Tammie — May 1, 2016 @ 12:19 pm

  13. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 10, 2016 @ 3:12 am

  14. Hi! … It´s been a long time since Iast I read a blog now … 2015 was a tough year … And I haven´t been out in the blogosphere for over 1 year now …
    I really missed your blog and your fantastic photos … So now I´m trying to catch up again …

    // Maria 🙂 …

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    Comment by mariayarri — May 11, 2016 @ 6:42 am

  15. What great flowers. I wondered if the name of these flowers has to do with their three-ness, and Wikipedia confirms that it does: “They get their name from the fact that all parts of their flowers come in threes.”

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — May 15, 2016 @ 6:36 am

    • Seems like many flowers are built on a platform of three.

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      Comment by montucky — May 15, 2016 @ 8:15 am


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