Montana Outdoors

June 15, 2018

Three-spot Mariposa Lily (or) Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily

Three-spot Mariposa Lily, Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily

Pointed Tip Mariposa Lily ~ calochortus apiculatus

I have photographed this species many times but was never able to capture all of the different colors at its center until today. This one was growing in deep shade and I used some rather ridiculous camera settings: aperture priority with an aperture of f/32 and a -2 EV exposure bias and the on-board flash with flash compensation also set at -2.

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May 26, 2018

Mariposa Lily

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:54 pm

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily ~ calochortus apiculatus

June 17, 2017

More of USFS trail 345

Trail 345 is about 15 miles long. Extending from Baldy Mountain on the east to Big Hole Peak on the west, it follows the crest of a small divide called different names in various places: Loneman Divide, Weeksville Divide or, on old maps, Buffalo Bill Divide. These photos were taken on June 16, 2017 in the rain along Loneman Divide, about 5 miles east of those in the previous post and a thousand feet lower in elevation.

Red Clover

Red Clover ~ Trifolium pratense

Small-flowered Penstemon

Small-flowered Penstemon ~ Penstemon procerus

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily ~ Calochortus apiculatus

Trail 345

Trail 345

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Yellow Indian paintrush

Yellow Indian Paintbrush

Stonecrop

Stonecrop ~ Sedum rupicola

June 7, 2017

Just another pretty face…

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:32 pm

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily ~ Calochortus apiculatus

June 1, 2017

A nice way for June to begin

Just a short hike today, but some new flowers in bloom. I’ll hike up high tomorrow, probably above the wildflowers, but who knows.

Wild Blue Flax

Wild Blue Flax~ Linum lewisii

Wood's Rose

Wood’s Rose ~ Rosa woodsii

Three-spot Mariposa Lily

Three-spot Mariposa Lily ~ Calochortus apiculatus

Silvery Lupine

Silvery Lupine (in white) ~ Lupinus argenteus

Yarrow

Yarrow ~ Achillea millefolium

Lupines

Elegant Mariposa Lily

Elegant Mariposa Lily ~ Calochortus elegans

Sulphur Penstemon

Sulphur Penstemon ~ Penstemon attenuatus

Mallow Ninebark

Mallow Ninebark ~ Physocarpus malvaceus

May 28, 2017

A few more

A short hike as a retreat from a hot afternoon revealed a few more wildflowers in bloom, and a few drops of rain helped provide a cool break.

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily ~ Calochortus apiculatus. About the size of a 50 cent piece.

Early Blue Violet

Early Blue Violet ~ Viola adunca

Feathery False Lily of the Valley

Feathery False Lily of the Valley ~ Maianthemum racemosum. The blossom is about 4 inches tall.

Silvery Lupine

Silvery Lupine ~ Lupinus argenteus. This one is about a foot tall.

Starry False Lily-of-the-valley

Starry False Lily-of-the-valley ~ Maianthemum stellatum. This blossom is about 3 inches tall.

Blue Speedwell

Blue Speedwell ~ Veronica anagallis-aquatica. Quite a name for a blossom only 1/8 inch wide!

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