Montana Outdoors

March 2, 2018

Well, maybe better late than never…

After one of my last hikes of last summer into the Patrick’s Knob Roadless area on the top part os USFS trail 205 and the east end of USFS trail 404 I put these photos into a pending file and forgot them. It might be interesting to note that these plants are presently resting under about eight feet of snow.

USFS trail 205

Along USFS trail 205

USFS trail 404

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana

Parship-flower Buckwheat

Parship-flower Buckwheat ~ Eriogonum heracleoides

Douglas' buckwheat

Douglas’ buckwheat ~ Eriogonum douglasii

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting ~ Anaphalis margaritacea

Yellow Clover

Yellow Clover ~ Trifolium aureum

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting ~ Anaphalis margaritacea

Fireweed

Fireweed

Fireweed ~ Chamaenerion angustifolium

Birch-leaved Spirea

Birch-leaved Spirea ~ Spirea betulifolia

Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash ~ Sorbus scopulina

August 25, 2012

Little Thompson Peak (4)

Nature seems to have a special fondness for the bare areas just off the very top of mountain peaks on their south sides and often adorns such places with flowers.

Little Thompson Peak

Buckwheat

Little Thompson Peak

Arrowleaf Buckwheat, Northern Buckwheat

Arrowleaf Buckwheat, Northern Buckwheat, Eriogonum compositum

Douglas Buckwheat

Douglas Buckwheat

Douglas Buckwheat, Eriogonum douglasii

Menzies' Campion

Menzies’ Campion, Silene menziesii

Roundleaf Alumroot, Lava Alumroot

Roundleaf Alumroot, Lava Alumroot, Heuchera cylindric

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