Montana Outdoors

July 29, 2017

Baneberry

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 9:19 pm

It fascinates me to see a plant in flower, then later to see its fruit. I probably should try to show this more often when I recognize both.

Baneberry

Baneberry ~ Actaea rubra: Photo taken on June 3.

Baneberry

Baneberry: Photo taken on July 20. (The fruit is most often red, but can also be white.)

While the blossom is very pretty and the fruit is quite attractive, all parts of this plant are highly poisonous. The common name “Baneberry” comes from the Anglo-Saxon “bana”, meaning “murderous”.

June 8, 2017

Wildflowers in the Coeur d’Alenes

Here are the wildflowers (besides the Bear Grass) that I found on the June 4 hike in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains;

Low Jacob's-ladder

Low Jacob's-ladder

Low Jacob’s-ladder ~ Polemonium californicum

Smallflower Miterwort

Smallflower Miterwort ~ Ozomelis stauropetala

Kinnikinnik

Kinnikinnik ~ Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Prickly Currant

Prickly Currant ~ Ribes lacustre

Canary Violet

Canary Violet ~ Viola praemorsa

Baneberry

Baneberry ~ Actaea rubra

Pacific Trillium

Pacific Trillium ~ Trillium Ovatum (These have disappeared at the valley level and at the end of their bloom no up high)

Western Meadow-rue

Western Meadow-rue ~ Thalictrum occidentale

Roundleaf Alumroot

Roundleaf Alumroot ~ Heuchera cylindrica

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