Montana Outdoors

May 9, 2018

Odds and ends

Our wildflowers here have been catching up with their blooming cycles and it’s hard to keep up with finding and photographing them. Here are some of the more recent ones.

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary ~ Collinsia parviflora

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty ~ Claytonia lanceolata

Utah honeysuckle, Rocky Mountain honeysuckle

Utah Honeysuckle ~ Lonicera utahersis

Oregon boxleaf, boxwood

Oregon Boxleaf ~ Paxistima myrsinites

Heart-leaf Arnica

Heart-leaf Arnica ~ Arnica cordifolia

Blue Clematis

Blue Clematis ~ Clematis occidentalis

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PacificTrilliums

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Western White Trillium

Western White Trillium, Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium

Pacific Trillium, Western White Trillium

Pacific Trillium ~ trillium ovatum

These have been in bloom for some time now and these photos were taken at various stages of maturity: all stages can still be found but at different elevations. The second photo is at the beginning of the bloom and can still be found now in that condition above about 3,500 feet elevation. The last photo was taken on the same day but at 2,400 feet and it has already turned pinkish purple, their last stage. I was unable this year to visit my favorite place for them in mid April where I usually find the largest and best specimens.

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