Montana Outdoors

May 9, 2018

Odds and ends

Our wildflowers here have been catching up with their blooming cycles and it’s hard to keep up with finding and photographing them. Here are some of the more recent ones.

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary ~ Collinsia parviflora

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty ~ Claytonia lanceolata

Utah honeysuckle, Rocky Mountain honeysuckle

Utah Honeysuckle ~ Lonicera utahersis

Oregon boxleaf, boxwood

Oregon Boxleaf ~ Paxistima myrsinites

Heart-leaf Arnica

Heart-leaf Arnica ~ Arnica cordifolia

Blue Clematis

Blue Clematis ~ Clematis occidentalis

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April 7, 2016

It’s easy to get carried away when the wildflowers start blooming!

Holly-leaf Oregon-grape

Holly-leaf Oregon-grape, Berberis aquifolium

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty, Claytonia lanceolata

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary

Blue-eyed Mary ~ Collinsia parviflora

Unknown

Unknown

April 18, 2015

Spring ride

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 8:57 pm

Does Spring ever feel good this year! A perfect day for a very pleasant ride a few miles up into the hills!

Spring ride

Western Springbeauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Western Springbeauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Western Springbeauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty ~ Claytonia lanceolata

May 10, 2013

Spring Beauties

Having not encountered any of these in my wanderings in the valley this spring, I feared that I had missed seeing them this year…

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Lanceleaf Springbeauty, Claytonia lanceolata

but here they are, growing next to snowbanks where they like it most,

Big Hole LO trail

Big Hole Lookout trail

and as usual, these are blooming along with them.

Glacer Lily, Avalanche Lily

Glacier Lily, Avalanche Lily, Erythronium grandiflorum

April 24, 2012

Now, back to the flowers

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , — montucky @ 10:55 pm

It appears that now the wildflowers in this area are beginning to bloom in earnest. I shall try to catch up!

Western Spring Beauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Western Spring Beauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Western Springbeauty or Lanceleaf Springbeauty, Claytonia lanceolata

June 18, 2008

Red, white and yellow

The pink one is “center stage”.
(Indian Paintbrush)
Indian paintbrush

Who can resist a bud?
Indian paint bud

Heck of a note: I can’t ID either one!
Unknown

Lanceleaf Springbeauty, Claytonia lanceolataUnknown

Drummond’s campion, Silene drummondiiUnknown

Yarrow
Yarrow

Yellow Violets
Violets

Wild Snapdragon
Wild Snapdragons

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