Montana Outdoors

March 11, 2018

Beginning again

Filed under: Spring, Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:02 am

The Buttercups that began to bloom just one month ago met sub-zero temperatures and heavy snowfall the very next day. Yesterday they began to bloom again.

Sagebrush Buttercup

Sagebrush buttercup ~ ranunculus glaberrimus

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38 Comments »

  1. Life finds a way. Beautifully!

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    Comment by Pat — March 11, 2018 @ 9:13 am

  2. very pretty

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    Comment by Kelly MacKay — March 11, 2018 @ 9:20 am

  3. What a wonderful sight. When the world is determined to bloom, a little cold and snow will be overcome.

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    Comment by shoreacres — March 11, 2018 @ 9:21 am

    • This one flourishes only during the cold weather at the start of spring. By mid summer the blossoms are gone and the leaves will have withered and all signs of the plant will have disappeared.

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      Comment by montucky — March 11, 2018 @ 9:45 am

      • I only recently –well, maybe last year — learned of “spring ephemerals.” I love that name, and I love those flowers. Like the buttercups, the anemones and others do begin to fade fairly quickly. Now you see them, now you don’t! But their replacements will be equally lovely.

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        Comment by shoreacres — March 11, 2018 @ 10:05 am

        • This is the first of many that do that. Some have very short bloom periods. It’s nice to have the rotation of blooms as the year progresses!

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          Comment by montucky — March 11, 2018 @ 11:22 am

  4. So good to see them.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — March 11, 2018 @ 11:16 am

  5. …and hooray for buttercups. So glad to hear you’re finally getting some wildflowers blooming.

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    Comment by Vicki — March 11, 2018 @ 5:01 pm

    • The wildflowers will take off in April. On April 18 I have my annual date with the Trillium bloom up Munson Creek!

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      Comment by montucky — March 11, 2018 @ 5:28 pm

  6. That’s perseverance! Yay!! 🙂

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — March 12, 2018 @ 7:26 am

  7. As usual, an old song dials up in my brain – ♪♫ “build me up, buttercup, don’t break my heart.” ♪♫

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — March 12, 2018 @ 7:58 am

    • These bright little flowers do “build me up”. It’s amazing what the sight of a small bright flower will do to your spirits this time of year!

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      Comment by montucky — March 12, 2018 @ 8:35 am

  8. Nice flower and powerful colour !! Bye. K

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    Comment by Kamila Pala — March 12, 2018 @ 10:40 am

  9. I hope this time they get to greet spring. They’re pretty little things!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — March 12, 2018 @ 3:17 pm

  10. Lucky you!

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    Comment by Harold Rhenisch — March 13, 2018 @ 12:11 am

  11. Life goes on. Beautiful photo.

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    Comment by Sartenada — March 13, 2018 @ 1:07 am

  12. Fabulous .. spring is happening 😃

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — March 14, 2018 @ 6:41 pm

  13. Sunny little things. Remember that song, “Build me up, buttercup”? Every time you post these, I can’t get that song out of my head, haha. (https://youtu.be/iol0B-clFFM)

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    Comment by Candace — March 15, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

  14. Darn, now I see someone beat me to the song reference. Oh, well, I’m still singing along.

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    Comment by Candace — March 15, 2018 @ 2:38 pm


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