Montana Outdoors

May 28, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (6)

Arctic Lupine

Arctic Lupine ~ Lupinus arcticus 5/19

Antelope Bush

Antelope Bush ~ Purshia tridentata 5/22

Sticky Geranium

Sticky Geranium ~ Geranium viscosissimum 5/22

Yellow Salsify

Yellow Salsify ~ Tragopogon dubius 5/22

Black Hawthorn

Black Hawthorn ~ Crataegus giyglasii 5/22

Falsebox, Oregon Boxleaf

Falsebox, Oregon Boxleaf ~ Paxistima myrsinites 5/22

June 7, 2009

A few more blues.

Just had to squeeze in one more Penstemon!

Small-flowered Penstemon

Small-flowered Penstemon
Penstemon procerus
Figwort family

This photo is a week or so old, but these are blooming everywhere around here now.

Arctic lupine

Arctic Lupine
Lupinus arcticus
Pea family

And while on the subject of the pea family,

American Vetch

American Vetch
Vicia Americana
Pea family

(This Hyacinth heard that “blue” was being featured and crept in through the tall grass.)

Wild Hyacinth/grass

The “not a clue what this little blue flower is” flower. Some kind of monkey flower perhaps? Update: I think this may be Ground Ivy, Glechoma Hederacea, in the Mint family.

Monkey flower?

The flagship of the Harebell family,


Harebell, Bluebell of Scotland
Campanula rotundifolia

And last but not least, resplendent with its own blue markings,

Western Tiger Swallowtail-Male

Western Tiger Swallowtail
Papilio rutulus

(I didn’t say they were all flowers!)

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