Montana Outdoors

June 10, 2018

They aren’t all just pretty when they’re blooming.

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 10:20 pm

Yellow Salsify seed head

Yellow Salsify~ Tragopogon dubius

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  1. What a wild hairdo!

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — June 10, 2018 @ 10:29 pm

  2. I saw the water droplets, and assumed it was dew. Rain does just as well in such circumstances. I found something in Missouri that looked like a huge dandelion. I’ve not yet identified it, but it clearly was something “else” — now here’s another giant puffball. They’re so attractive — I still haven’t had time to look through all those photos. I’m ready to get back home and into my routine — today!

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 11, 2018 @ 2:26 am

    • You must have had quite a trip. I’ll look forward to the photos that you brought back!

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2018 @ 7:38 am

  3. What a great shot.
    The water droplets on such a fragile form look really quite magical 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — June 11, 2018 @ 4:28 am

    • These seem to be capable of tolerating light rain and this one was just formed, but later they are more fragile and the wind takes them apart to spread the seeds. Quite a mechanism.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2018 @ 7:47 am

  4. Bejeweled! Great shot.

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    Comment by pat — June 11, 2018 @ 5:45 am

    • Thanks Pat. As I was taking my dog for a walk last night just as it was getting dark, this really caught my attention. I went back for my camera and a tripod (which didn’t work well in tall grass on a 45º slope) and it was pretty dark when I returned. This turned out to be a hand-held shot while trying to keep the camera dry in a light rain. Three or four more hands would have been very useful.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2018 @ 7:56 am

      • Your efforts really paid off! Is there such a thing as a tripod with telescoping legs for rough terrain?

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        Comment by pat — June 11, 2018 @ 8:17 am

        • Yes, most tripods have telescoping legs, and with time and patience they work fairly well. It’s very difficult though when something (like rain or trying to stay in one place on a very steep hillside) doesn’t allow that amount of time.

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          Comment by montucky — June 11, 2018 @ 9:20 am

  5. Such pretty detail! Droplets included!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 11, 2018 @ 6:36 am

    • It was interesting to see the tiny droplets on such a structure. It will have to dry off before the seeds are released to the next wind.

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      Comment by montucky — June 11, 2018 @ 7:59 am

  6. I saw one the other day in its final form, much larger than a dandelion head.

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    Comment by Candace — June 12, 2018 @ 8:28 pm

    • Yes, a dandwlion seed head is in the one to one and a half inch range. I measured this one and it is about 5 inches across.

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      Comment by montucky — June 12, 2018 @ 8:47 pm

  7. Gorgeous …

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — June 17, 2018 @ 3:18 am


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