Montana Outdoors

May 18, 2018

Large-flowered Tritelia

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 3:31 pm

Large-flowered Tritelia

Large-flowered Tritelia ~ triteleia grandiflora

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  1. That’s beautiful. It reminds me of the striped squill grown in gardens with its pretty stripes.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — May 18, 2018 @ 3:49 pm

    • Yes, its color and stripes look a lot like squill. These however grow on 1.5 – 2 foot stems.

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      Comment by montucky — May 18, 2018 @ 7:08 pm

  2. Another beautiful photo.

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    Comment by llzranch — May 18, 2018 @ 4:35 pm

  3. What fine blue lines on the “seams.”

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 18, 2018 @ 4:42 pm

  4. What a beauty. It reminds me a bit of our Agapanthus in the way the flowers come out of one central stem.

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    Comment by Vicki — May 18, 2018 @ 6:18 pm

    • I see what you mean. There’s a lot of similarity. This one has from 6 to 20 flowers in a head atop a 1.5 – 2ft stem.

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      Comment by montucky — May 18, 2018 @ 7:28 pm

  5. I read somewhere that the various lines and dots on blossoms — like the blue ones here — help to guide pollinators to the good stuff. I’ll have to poke around and see if I can find more about that. I hope it’s true — the thought of floral “runways” tickles me.

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    Comment by shoreacres — May 19, 2018 @ 4:14 pm

    • I saw something on TV years ago about flower “runways”. I wish I had it recorded. As I recall it also had to do with ultraviolet vision with some insects who use those “runways”. I sometimes daydream about what it would be like to have the flight capability (and size) of insects, where I could see the flowers as they do and maneuver around as they can. I visualize that it would be somewhat like a jet pilot landing on a carrier, only with far more flexibility.

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      Comment by montucky — May 19, 2018 @ 4:50 pm

  6. Delightful … and they do look similar to agapanthus

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — May 21, 2018 @ 1:33 pm

  7. I don’t think that I have ever seen these before, but I sure would like to.

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    Comment by Tammie — May 23, 2018 @ 1:53 pm

    • They are about at their peak here now. I would think there might be some in your area too, although you are a little higher in elevation.

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      Comment by montucky — May 23, 2018 @ 6:32 pm

  8. I cannot help but admire the flowers You photographed – stunning.

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    Comment by Sartenada — May 24, 2018 @ 2:42 am

    • Thanks! I’m happy that digital camera technology allows close-ups like that to be taken. It’s the only way the beauty of small wildflowers can be shared.

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      Comment by montucky — May 24, 2018 @ 9:29 am


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