Montana Outdoors

August 23, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (11)

As summer draws to a close, blooms of the wildflowers have almost completed; I have only a few more photos of this year’s blooms left to post.

For the next couple of weeks my posting will likely be sporadic and/or brief. Our daughter will be here for a visit and we have a lot of plans, many of which involve trekking into the beautiful back country of Montana. I’m sure there will be many photos to be posted later as a result of those trips, perhaps including some new blooms.

Shrubby Penstemon and Indian Paintbrush

Shrubby Penstemon and Indian Paintbrush

Golden Clover

Golden Clover ~ Trifolium aureum

Deptford Pink

Deptford Pink ~ Dianthus armeria

Yellow Evening Primrose

Yellow Evening Primrose ~ Oenothera villas

Parsnip-flower Buckwheat

Parsnip-flower Buckwheat ~ Erigonum heracleoides

Arrowleaf Buckwheat

Arrowleaf Buckwheat ~ Erigonum compositum

August 20, 2011


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Bear-grass ~ Xerophyllum tenax

August 15, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (10)

Northern Bedstraw

Northern Bedstraw ~ Galium boreale – Along Little Thompson River

Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susan ~ Gaillardia aristata – Along Little Thompson River

Red Clover

Red Clover ~ Trifolium pratense – Along Little Thompson River


Fireweed ~ Epilobium angustifolium

Ocean Spray, Creambush

Ocean Spray, Creambush ~ Holodiscus discolor

Suksdorf's Indian paintbrush

Suksdorf’s Indian paintbrush ~ Castilleja suksdorfii – Near Vermilion Pass

August 14, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (9)

I have gotten far behind in posting summer wildflower finds. Perhaps I can catch up…

Prickly Sandwort

Prickly Sandwort ~ Eremogone aculeata – Found on Big Hole Peak

Spotted Saxifrage

Spotted Saxifrage ~ Saxifraga bronchialis – Found on Big Hole Peak

American Vetch

American Vetch – Found along Big Hole Peak trail

White Bog-orchid

White Bog-orchid ~ Platanthera dilatata – Found along Little Thompson River


Unidentified – Found along Little Thompson River


Unidentified -Found along Little Thompson River

August 10, 2011


Filed under: Wildflowers — montucky @ 9:57 pm

Growing at just over 6,200 feet on an open expanse of steep mountainside, these six-inch tall plants don’t exactly beg for attention, but a closer look at them reveals a little plant that I find quite attractive. I have been unable to identify it.





August 2, 2011

Wildflowers of summer (8)

Viper's Bugloss

Viper’s Bugloss ~ Echium vulgare

Western Mountain Aster

Western Mountain Aster ~ Symphyotrichum spathulatum

Yellow Monkey-flower

Yellow Monkey-flower ~ Mimulus guttatus


Chickory ~ Cichorium intybus

White Clematis

White Clematis ~ Clematis ligusticifolia

St. John's-wort

St. John’s-wort ~ Hypericum perforatum

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