Montana Outdoors

May 31, 2019

May flowers

For several reasons (not to be considered adequate excuses) I have not posted many of the flowers that have bloomed in May this year. I will try to catch up a bit.

Falso Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal ~ Smilacina racemosa

Field Chickweed

Field Chickweed ~ Cerastium arvense

Heart leaf Arnica

Heart leaf Arnica~ Arnica cordifolia

Rusty Saxifrage

Rusty Saxifrage ~ Micranthes ferruginea

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf

Ballhead Waterleaf ~ Hydrophyllum capitatum

Several photos of the Waterleaf have been included because it is rather special to me. I have encountered it in only two locations in all of my wanderings, these growing along an old logging road that runs below Big Hole Peak at an elevation of about 5,200 feet. It’s in a rather secluded location and few people around here ever get to see it.

 

May 31, 2012

Polemonium, Smilacina, Antennaria, Senecio

Showy polemonium,  Jacob's-ladder

Showy polemonium,  Jacob's-ladder

Showy polemonium,  Jacob's-ladder

Showy polemonium, Jacob’s-ladder, Polemonium pulcherrimum, May 20

Star-flowered False Solomon's-seal, Wild lily of the valley

Star-flowered False Solomon’s-seal, Wild lily of the valley, Smilacina stellata, May 20

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal, Smilacina racemes, May 21

Field Pussytoes

Field Pussytoes, Antennaria neglecta, May 21

Western Groundsel

Western Groundsel

Western Groundsel

Western Groundsel, Senecio integerrimus, May 21

June 19, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (13)

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle ~ Lonicera ciliosa 6/13

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal ~ Smilacina racemosa 6/13

Sulphur Penstemon, Taper-leaved Penstemon

Sulphur Penstemon, Taper-leaved Penstemon ~ Penstemon attenuatus 6/13

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus 6/13

Unidentified species

Sicklepod Rockcress ~ Arabis sparsiflora    6/13

Subalpine Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa

Subalpine Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa ~ Calochortus subalpinus 6/13

May 31, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (7)

 Smallflower Miterwort

Smallflower Miterwort, Side-flowered Mitrewort, Cross-shaped Mitrewort ~ Mitella stauropetala 5/27

Wild Strawberry

Wild Strawberry ~ Fragaria virginiana 5/23

Bitter Cherry

Bitter Cherry ~ Prunus emarginata 5/23

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal ~ Smilacina racemosa 5/25

Prickly Currant

Prickly Currant, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Gooseberry, Swamp Currant ~ Ribes lacustre 5/25

Leaf jewel

Leaf jewel

July 2, 2008

The last flowers of June

That I photographed, anyway. (Unless I missed some in the 386 photos I took during the month.)

There seems to be a disagreement between one of my favorite wildflower sites from British Columbia which calls the next flower “False Solomon’s Seal” and the USDA Plants site which calls it “Feathery False Wild Lily of the Valley”. (I’ll stay out of that dispute, but whatever they’re called, these were the prettiest of that species that I’ve seen!)

False Solomon’s Seal, or, False Wild Lily of the Valley, maianthemum racemosum

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon's Seal

This group photo also includes a stalk of Western Groundsel,

False Solomon's Seal

whose seed head looks like this.

Western Groundsel seed head

And the Western Mountain Aster, Symphyotrichum spathulatum.

Unknown

Western Mountain Aster

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