Montana Outdoors

June 14, 2017

Today’s favorite

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 8:23 pm

Bear Grass

Bear Grass ~ Xerophyllum tenax

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  1. Favourite of all. Congrats.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — June 14, 2017 @ 8:41 pm

  2. I don’t think we have bear grass around here, so it’s a treat to learn something about it. Such a complicated design, delicate, and intricate.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 14, 2017 @ 9:15 pm

    • For the present, it has taken over large parts of the forest, more so than in most years. I will enjoy it while it blooms!

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      Comment by montucky — June 14, 2017 @ 9:23 pm

  3. What a beautiful shot 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — June 15, 2017 @ 4:33 am

    • I thought that the light was just perfect on that one blossom. It seemed to sparkle right in the middle of an otherwise shaded area.

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      Comment by montucky — June 15, 2017 @ 6:55 am

  4. I love when the sunlight hits one thing and makes it glow. So pretty.

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    Comment by Candace — June 15, 2017 @ 2:27 pm

    • We pretty much take light for granted, but it can do some beautiful things in the forest or in a park.

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      Comment by montucky — June 15, 2017 @ 4:43 pm

  5. Nice! I’ve never seen bear grass but I know a tough shot when I see one!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 15, 2017 @ 3:06 pm

    • Bear grass is very photogenic. I’m so used to taking pictures of such tiny flowers that a blossom 6 inches tall and 3 inches across is a challenge.

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      Comment by montucky — June 15, 2017 @ 4:45 pm

  6. so pretty and such a great year up here for beargrass

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    Comment by Tammie — June 15, 2017 @ 11:59 pm

    • Yes, beargrass is having a terrific year everywhere I go too. I hope a lot of people will go out and see it!

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      Comment by montucky — June 16, 2017 @ 7:33 am

  7. The complexity of this plant never fails to amaze me. I laughed at your comment about the challenges of “changing scale.” I’ve found it’s true. After photographing tiny flowers for a while, it takes some sort of “eye adjustment” to turn to something larger. Beyond that, I finally figured out that each lens seems to have its own sweet spot. I don’t really know what I’m talking about, but I’ve noticed it. 🙂

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 16, 2017 @ 4:12 am

    • It is indeed a very complex plant. It’s the only evergreen member of the lily family, at least in our region.The flowering come from off-shoot plants that grow near the base of the main clump and they die after flowering. Individual plants flower only every 5-10 years. I wonder of that doesn’t suggest a weather cycle that we don’t fully recognize.

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      Comment by montucky — June 16, 2017 @ 7:40 am

  8. A stunner!

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    Comment by Candace — June 21, 2017 @ 3:50 pm

  9. Very beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

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    Comment by que Bottle — June 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm


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