Montana Outdoors

June 25, 2018

Mid June wildflowers

I have been trying to post photos of the various wildflower species found in this region this spring but I’ve gotten behind. These are the latest few, and I will post more in the next few posts to try to catch up.

pinkfairies, deerhorn, ragged robin

Pinkfairies, Deerhorn, Ragged robin ~ clarkia pulchella

Alaska rein orchid

Alaska rein orchid

Alaska Rein Orchid ~ piperia unalascensis

Spotted Coralroot

Spotted Coralroot ~ corallorhiza maculata (a wild orchid)

Lance-leaved Stonecrop

Lance-leaved Stonecrop ~ sedum lanceolatum

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ leucanthemum vulgare

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June 24, 2018

Morning on Eddy peak

Morning on Eddy Peak

The photo I posted yesterday reminded me of another morning in 2010 at the top of Eddy Peak located in the Coeur d’Alene mountains overlooking the Clark Fork River valley.

June 23, 2018

West from Baldy

West from Baldy

While contemplating a hike next week I was looking over some photos taken there a number of years ago and noticed this one taken on October 9, 2013 that I had never published. A storm was just sweeping in from the south but a window remained looking out over the clouds that filled the valley toward the west.

June 20, 2018

Bear grass

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Bear-grass

Bear Grass

Bear Grass

Bear Grass

Bear Grass

Bear Grass & Buster

Bear grass ~ xerophyllum tenax

Bear-grass is one of the largest of the wildflowers in this region and when they are in full bloom they create quite a scene, covering clearings in the forest at elevations between about 5,000 feet to 6,000 feet.

June 19, 2018

Arnica

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Heart-leaf Arnica

Heart-leaf Arnica ~ arnica cordifolia

Bear-grass is now blooming at the higher elevations, and it is a good year for it: thousands of flowers are covering the openings in the forest for miles. I was getting a few pictures of the Bear-grass today when this little Arnica flower just seemed to steal the show.

June 17, 2018

Pretty common ~ Pretty flowers

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Apreading Dogbane

 

Spreading Dogbane ~ Apocynum androsaemifolium
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