Montana Outdoors

May 31, 2019

May flowers

For several reasons (not to be considered adequate excuses) I have not posted many of the flowers that have bloomed in May this year. I will try to catch up a bit.

Falso Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal ~ Smilacina racemosa

Field Chickweed

Field Chickweed ~ Cerastium arvense

Heart leaf Arnica

Heart leaf Arnica~ Arnica cordifolia

Rusty Saxifrage

Rusty Saxifrage ~ Micranthes ferruginea

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf ~ Hydrophyllum capitatum

Several photos of the Waterleaf have been included because it is rather special to me. I have encountered it in only two locations in all of my wanderings, these growing along an old logging road that runs below Big Hole Peak at an elevation of about 5,200 feet. It’s in a rather secluded location and few people around here ever get to see it.

 

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  1. Thank you for sharing some of Montana’s May flowers. I am looking forward to traveling to the Big Sky in July.

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    Comment by bigskybuckeye — May 31, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

    • I always like to share photos of our wildflowers. I hope you have a safe trip and a very pleasant visit!

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2019 @ 7:39 pm

  2. That rusty saxifrage is great, haven’t seen any of those yet.

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    Comment by derwoodynck — May 31, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

    • I’ve seen it only in several places here. It doesn’t seem to be widespread.

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      Comment by montucky — May 31, 2019 @ 9:10 pm

  3. Beautiful flowers! Most of them seem so fragile.

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — May 31, 2019 @ 10:04 pm

  4. Beautiful. Thanks you for sharing. Look forward to more of your colorful posts.

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    Comment by peggyjoan42 — June 1, 2019 @ 4:15 am

  5. Love the Rusty Saxifrage, reminds me of confetti!

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    Comment by Candace — June 1, 2019 @ 3:19 pm

    • We have several species of saxifrage here, This one (also called Alaska Saxifrage) and spotted saxifrage are the prettiest. I’ve only seen the spotted on at higher elevations around 7,000 feet.

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2019 @ 3:38 pm

  6. I like the bullhead waterleaf. It’s a beautiful flower that I’ve never even heard of.
    The same is true for the rusty saxifrage. It’s very pretty!

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — June 1, 2019 @ 4:10 pm

  7. I don’t recall ever seeing the rusty saxifrage before … lovely and unusual. Hope you’re having a good spring. 🙂

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    Comment by Teresa Evangeline — June 1, 2019 @ 5:59 pm

    • I think it is lovely too. I don’t know if I have posted a picture of it before. I hope spring has been nice for you too!

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      Comment by montucky — June 1, 2019 @ 7:54 pm

  8. Beautiful flowers!

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    Comment by heartandsoul974 — June 2, 2019 @ 6:32 am

  9. Beautiful unusual flowers to this former California girl..

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    Comment by Mother Hen — June 2, 2019 @ 6:07 pm

    • I’ve never had an opportunity to visit California in the spring and see the wealth of flowers there. I’ve read that the bloom was spectacular this year.

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      Comment by montucky — June 2, 2019 @ 8:36 pm

  10. The variety of flowers in the wild is amazing in Montana. The Rusty Saxifrage almost looks artificial in its colourful stamens against the plain white petals, but all are beautiful to see in your images 🙂

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    Comment by Vicki — June 2, 2019 @ 8:03 pm

  11. I’m grinning — I thought I was going to have to figure out how to comment on Flickr, so I could tell you how beautiful these are! The rusty saxifrage is a knockout, and I really enjoyed taking a second look after reading your comment about how to find the bullhead waterleaf. They are smaller than I assumed at first. It must feel like a treasure hunt when you’re out looking for them. I really like the false Solomon’s seal, too. It looks so much like our Texas feathershank I had to do some exploring, and I found that they’re both in the lily family.

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    Comment by shoreacres — June 3, 2019 @ 7:32 am

    • There are so many very pretty flowers and I am behind in posting photos. It has been a very busy winter and spring.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:36 pm

      • I sympathize. I still haven’t posted a whole series of photos from the Texas hill country from last fall! I’m going to just have to call it a retrospective, and get with it, before next fall is here!

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        Comment by shoreacres — June 5, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

        • I know. I have a lot of photos that I haven’t posted yet too. It seems that my optional time has been more limited this year, and the winter was a tough one too… but rewarding.

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          Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:52 pm

  12. These are very beautiful wildflower photos. Montucky! I have never seen arnica, although I am using the ointment on a sprained wrist. It does work well. The saxifrage is very beautiful. The ballhead waterleaf is a new one for me, too.

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    Comment by Lavinia Ross — June 3, 2019 @ 8:59 pm

    • I also use an Arnica ointment and it works well. Arnica is having a tremendous year here. It seems as though the season is going by so fast this year!

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

  13. Beautiful. Rusty Saxifrage was very different than that we had in our garden. We had Saxifrage Steinbrech. Thank You again showing Your wonderful flower photos!

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    Comment by Sartenada — June 3, 2019 @ 11:48 pm

    • There are lots of species of saxifrage here and interesting to know that there are some there too. They are all pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:41 pm

  14. So great to see this post, I’ve missed your Spring flower posts this season! Love the Rusty Saxifrage, absolutely gorgeous!

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    Comment by bayphotosbydonna — June 4, 2019 @ 6:26 am

    • Thanks Donna. I just haven’t posted much this year. There has been so much going on that I have gotten far behind.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:43 pm

  15. Hi Montucky, The Rusty Saxifrage has my vote. Lovely (all of ’em are really). Have a super day and another nice day tomorrow!

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    Comment by wildlifewatcher — June 4, 2019 @ 9:58 am

    • Yes, that’s a very pretty blossom. I hope you have a great day too!

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:44 pm

  16. Another vote for ‘Rusty’.

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    Comment by Margy — June 4, 2019 @ 8:58 pm

    • It’s a pretty one alright. It was years before I started to find saxifrage for some reason but I’m glad I have found them. Most of them are very pretty.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:47 pm

  17. Wow–I’ve been trying to capture a decent photo of False Solomon’s Seal and you nailed it. Plus you have wildflowers we don’t see in western Maine. Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by lmachayes — June 5, 2019 @ 7:59 pm

    • It’s fascinating to me to see the different wildflower species in various places. Amazing variety in each place.

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      Comment by montucky — June 5, 2019 @ 8:49 pm

  18. Lovely to see these on a stormy winters day … the saxifrage is delightful

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    Comment by Julie@frogpondfarm — June 7, 2019 @ 1:48 pm

    • I can imagine the flowers brightening up a winter’s day! After last winter, I am very happy for our summer days.

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      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2019 @ 8:54 pm

  19. all quite lovely
    I am not sure why, but i have a soft spot in my heart for saxifrages
    sometimes when i am researching flowers…. your blog shows up in the search, which can be quite helpful

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    Comment by Tammie — June 7, 2019 @ 3:41 pm

    • I don’t think I have ever seen them before, but I love them!

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      Comment by terrepruitt — June 7, 2019 @ 6:39 pm

    • I look for ward to the saxifrage species too. They are not very plentiful, but they are very pretty!

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      Comment by montucky — June 7, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

  20. They are all beautiful. Thanks for sharing. The Rusty Saxifrage ~ Micranthes ferruginea was particularly intriguing.

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    Comment by terrepruitt — June 7, 2019 @ 6:38 pm

  21. Beautiful flowers!! Thanks for sharing.

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    Comment by Isabel F. Bernaldo de Quirós — June 8, 2019 @ 7:48 am

    • Thank you! I’m glad that you like seeing the wildflowers!

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      Comment by montucky — June 8, 2019 @ 8:55 pm

  22. Now that I have seen your beautiful flowers, how can I ever be satisfied with the northeast’s day lilies, marigolds and zinnias?

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    Comment by morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer — August 15, 2019 @ 1:00 pm

    • Wildflowers are abundant here, but there are equal amounts in the east, some of which have not yet made the trip across the country to here. It’s a well-decorated work we live in!

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      Comment by montucky — August 16, 2019 @ 1:56 pm


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