Montana Outdoors

June 8, 2017

Wildflowers in the Coeur d’Alenes

Here are the wildflowers (besides the Bear Grass) that I found on the June 4 hike in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains;

Low Jacob's-ladder

Low Jacob's-ladder

Low Jacob’s-ladder ~ Polemonium californicum

Smallflower Miterwort

Smallflower Miterwort ~ Ozomelis stauropetala


Kinnikinnik ~ Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Prickly Currant

Prickly Currant ~ Ribes lacustre

Canary Violet

Canary Violet ~ Viola praemorsa


Baneberry ~ Actaea rubra

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium ~ Trillium Ovatum (These have disappeared at the valley level and at the end of their bloom no up high)

Western Meadow-rue

Western Meadow-rue ~ Thalictrum occidentale

Roundleaf Alumroot

Roundleaf Alumroot ~ Heuchera cylindrica


  1. Again not wild but mild and beautiful!!! Thanks.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — June 8, 2017 @ 10:06 pm

  2. Great selection.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — June 8, 2017 @ 10:19 pm

    • Thanks! Now that the days are a little warmer and the nights are staying above the twenties a lot of flowers are blooming.


      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2017 @ 10:40 pm

  3. That Miterwort with its little spiky bits on the petals is so unusual.
    Thanks for sharing these wildflowers. Their colour and flower shape makes for additional visual interest on a hike, but if I was there I’d be so busy photographing them I wouldn’t get very far down the trail at all 🙂

    I must say there’s not much to see at the moment in my ‘neck of the woods’, although I’m hoping for some more visual interest next Spring. I thing the yellow Soursob and yellow Wild Radish are the only flowers I’ve seen much of so far in the last 7 months (since moving here).

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    Comment by Vicki — June 9, 2017 @ 12:03 am

    • The wildflowers do add a lot of color and joy to a hike, and like you would I spend a lot of time photographing them. I hike slowly anyway, partly because the trails have gotten a lot steeper over the last decade, but mostly because there is so much to see and enjoy and just doing that in the back country is why I go there.

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      Comment by montucky — June 9, 2017 @ 6:22 am

  4. I really enjoy your wildflower images. They are very well done.
    The north side of Como lake is currently blooming like crazy, if anyone is looking – wild roses and lupines in abundance.

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    Comment by art55 — June 9, 2017 @ 7:41 am

    • Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoy the photos! I’ve never been to Como but I will go there some day. It’s a bit of a drive from here.


      Comment by montucky — June 9, 2017 @ 2:48 pm

  5. I am constantly amazed by what grows in those hills and by how well you capture those images. Just beautiful!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 9, 2017 @ 10:01 am

    • Thank you Anneli. It is really amazing to see everything in these hills! I know that I still miss a lot.

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      Comment by montucky — June 9, 2017 @ 2:49 pm

  6. Another great set of flower pics!

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    Comment by Michael Andrew Just — June 9, 2017 @ 1:03 pm

  7. I’ve never heard of the low Jacob’s ladder. It’s a pretty flower.
    So are the miterwort’s. We have them here but I’ve never seen one.
    That’s a beautiful trillium and I like the meadow rue!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 9, 2017 @ 3:03 pm

  8. The bracts on the miterwort remind me of the old-fashioned garden flower called love-in-a-mist. And the shape of the baneberry cluster reminds me a bit of bear grass. I never can get over how many varieties of flower you have. I suppose we have just as many — maybe it’s just that all of yours are new to me, and I take more note of them because of it.

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 9, 2017 @ 11:17 pm

    • Most of the flowers in our two areas are different. Judging from Steve’s posts though I think there may be more species in your area than here. I have identified a few over 200 different species in this area.


      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2017 @ 9:47 am

  9. Such a variety.

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    Comment by Candace — June 10, 2017 @ 5:34 pm

    • Nature is the ultimate gardener. They are seemingly endless.


      Comment by montucky — June 10, 2017 @ 7:44 pm

  10. Each so very different and uniquely beautiful. I can’t decide which ones I like best, but the Low Jacob’s Ladder caught my attention. Thanks for sharing them all with us.

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — June 17, 2017 @ 7:17 am

    • I like the delicate color shades of the Jacob’s ladder and I like it also because I see it so seldom. I am always amazed at the variety of the wildflowers.


      Comment by montucky — June 17, 2017 @ 9:38 am

  11. they are all gorgeous
    the Smallflower Miterwort ~ Ozomelis stauropetala is lovely as can be

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    Comment by Tammie — June 19, 2017 @ 10:20 pm

    • Once the flowers started to bloom all of them wanted to join in. I’ve been fortunate to be able to spend a lot of time on the trails lately to see all that’s happening.


      Comment by montucky — June 19, 2017 @ 10:32 pm

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