Montana Outdoors

May 16, 2011

Lemonweed

Lemonweed

Lemonweed, Western Stoneseed, Columbian Puccoon, Western Gromwell ~ Lithospermum ruderale

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April 17, 2010

Other early blooms

It has been dry and rather cold this spring in this region and the regular bloom times for wildflowers seems to be greatly disrupted. Some are scarce and I’m afraid some will not bloom at all this year. There is practically no moisture in the soil. Here are a few that I’ve seen in the past few days and their populations are very low.

Small-flowered Blue-eyed Mary~ Small-flowered Blue-Eyed Mary, Collinsia parviflora, figwort family ~

Wayside gromwell~ Wayside gromwell, Lemonweed, Lithospermum ruderale, borage family ~

Western stickseed~ Western stickseed, Lappula redowskii, borage family ~

 Narrow-leaved Desert Parsley~ Narrow-leaved Desert Parsley, Lomatium triternatum, Cous, carrot family ~

Mule-ears~ Mule-ears, Wyethia amplexicaulis, aster family ~
(In a few days, this will look like a medium-size sunflower)

Wild strawberry~ Wild strawberry, Fragaria virginiana, rose family ~

May 6, 2009

Wayside Gromwell

This is another wildflower that looks rather plain and insignificant at first glance, but when seen from close, it’s quite pretty (at least I think so).

Wayside Gromwell

Wayside Gromwell

Lithospermum ruderale, Borage family

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