Montana Outdoors

June 24, 2017

Today’s favorite

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 1:19 pm

Spotted Coralroot

Spotted Coralroot ~ Corallorhiza maculata


  1. It’s fun to see one I’ve never heard of.

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    Comment by Malcolm R. Campbell — June 24, 2017 @ 1:20 pm

  2. It almost looks like a type of orchid or iris.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 24, 2017 @ 3:20 pm

  3. That could be every day’s favorite!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 24, 2017 @ 3:47 pm

  4. Today’s favorite is every one’s favorite! Congrats and thanks.

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    Comment by nvsubbaraman — June 24, 2017 @ 4:31 pm

  5. That is very cool! I am in awe that you know what everything is! Even when someone tells me I usually forget! I also like taking walks to see what I can find that I think is interesting to photograph. In NJ we take walks, in your territory it is definitely “hikes”!

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    Comment by Reed Andariese — June 24, 2017 @ 5:11 pm

    • Thanks Reed. I have spent many hours identifying the wildflowers that I have found here (over 200 different species). I realize that some folks use my photos for educational and research purposes and so I try my best to find the scientific names. I had a lot of help from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower center in the past.


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2017 @ 8:52 pm

  6. What an interesting shape. it almost looks like a tiny alien being or children’s rubber toy……(ok, so I do have vivid imagination) 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — June 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm

    • Let your imagination run wild with this one! It is an orchid, after all!


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2017 @ 8:53 pm

  7. It almost looks like some fabulous sea creature, with its fronds (or whatever) waving in the watery currents. The green portion sticking up above the white and purple spotted bloom reminds me of an eel looking out from the rocks.

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 24, 2017 @ 6:53 pm

    • This is the top blossoms on the stalk which stands about a foot tall and the blossoms go all the way to the top. The only specimens of this that I’ve found so far this summer have been quite small. In other years I have found some that were at least twice this size. (Now, if I can remember where they were…)


      Comment by montucky — June 24, 2017 @ 8:56 pm

  8. This looks to be an immaculate specimen of C. maculata.

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    Comment by Steve Schwartzman — June 25, 2017 @ 10:18 am

    • It is. It is growing under a canopy of tall cedars and safe.


      Comment by montucky — June 25, 2017 @ 10:23 am

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