Montana Outdoors

May 16, 2012

Tritelia and Geranium

Large-flowered Tritelia, Brodiaea douglasii

Large-flowered Tritelia, Brodiaea douglasii

Large-flowered Tritelia, Brodiaea douglasii

Large-flowered Tritelia, Brodiaea douglasii, Triteleia grandiflora, May 9

Sticky Geranium

Sticky Geranium, Geranium viscosissimum, May13

May 15, 2012

Wildflowers, mid-May

This is the time, if you love wildflowers, when you just can’t get out often enough. I wish now that I could be several places at the same time but I will be content for the time being and hope for more outings throughout the summer.

Kinnikinnik

Kinnikinnik

Kinnikinnik

Kinnikinnik, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi, May 2

Unidentified

Unidentified

Unidentified, May 5

Unidentified

 Western Stickseed, Lappula redowskii, May 7

Small tumblemustard, false London Rocket

Small tumblemustard, false London Rocket, Sisymbrium loeselii, May 13

May 14, 2012

Back to the wildflowers

Our wildflowers are blooming now faster than I can post their pictures! I shall try to catch up!

Early Blue Violet

Early Blue Violet

Early Blue Violet, Viola adunca, May 1

Ground-ivy, Creeping Charlie, Field Balm

Ground-ivy, Creeping Charlie, Field Balm, Glechoma hederacea, May 2

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape

Oregon Grape, Mahonia aquifolium, Berberis aquifolium, May 1

Unidentified

Unidentified, May 2

Hooker's Fairybells

Hooker's Fairybells

Hooker's Fairybells

Hooker’s Fairybells, Disporum hooker, May 2

May 11, 2012

Mountain Lady’s slipper

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Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady's slipper

Mountain Lady’s slipper, Cypripedium montanum

May 6, 2012

Calypso

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After a nearly unsuccessful attempt to photograph Calypso Orchids in a place where I’m sure to find them every year (mostly what I got was wet; very wet) I ran across some in bloom about three miles up the Munson Creek trail and was able to get a few representative shots of them. They are usually difficult photography subjects because they are small, they grow close to the ground under the brushy cover of other plants and they are very fragile and cannot be handled or touched without damaging or killing them. These are of the same species as the white one of which I posted photos a few days ago but they are the pink color that is most usual for them.

Fairyslipper, Calypso Orchid

Fairyslipper, Calypso Orchid

Fairyslipper, Calypso Orchid

Fairyslipper, Calypso Orchid

Fairyslipper, Calypso Orchid, Calypso bulbosa

May 4, 2012

Arnica, Clematis, Gromwell

In May, the wildflower parade continues…

Heart-leaved Arnica, Heart-leaf leopard bane

Heart-leaved Arnica, Heart-leaf leopard bane

Heart-leaved Arnica, Heart-leaf leopard bane

Heart-leaved Arnica, Heart-leaf leopard bane, Arnica cordifolia

Blue Clematis, Columbia clematis

Blue Clematis, Columbia clematis

Blue Clematis, Columbia clematis

Blue Clematis, Columbia clematis

Blue Clematis, Columbia clematis, Clematis occidentalis

Lemonweed, Western Gromwell, Western stoneseed

Lemonweed, Western Gromwell, Western stoneseed, Lithospermum ruderale

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