Montana Outdoors

July 5, 2018

Still catching up – 3

Group 3 of additional 2018 wildflowers blooming in May & June:

large mountain monkey-flower

Large Mountain Monkey-flower ~ erythranthe tilingii

Grand Collomia, Large-flower Mountain-trumpet

Large-flower Mountain-trumpet ~ collomia grandiflora

Pyramid Spirea

Pyramid Spirea ~ spiraea pyramidata


Mock-orange ~ philadelphus lewisii

Silky Lupine

Silky Lupine ~ lupinus sericeus

Birch-leaved Spirea

Birch-leaved Spirea ~ spiraea betulifolia

Bluebell of Scotland

Bluebell of Scotland ~ campanula rotundifolia

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle ~ lonicera ciliosa


Kinnikinnik ~ arctostaphylos uva-ursi

July 2, 2017

End of June flowers (well, almost)

Deptford pink

Deptford pink ~ Dianthus armeria

Can't identify

Bluebell-of-Scotland, Harebell

Bluebell-of-Scotland, Harebell ~ Campanula rotundifolia

Mock Orange

Mock Orange ~ Philadelphus lewisii

Birch-leaved Spiraea

Birch-leaved Spiraea ~ Spiraea betulifolia

Devil's Club

Devil’s Club ~ Oplopanax horridus


(It is these spines that give the Devil’s Club its name)

Brewer's mitrewort, feathery bishop's-cap

Brewer’s mitrewort, feathery bishop’s-cap ~ Pectiantia breweri

Harsh Indian Paintbrush

Harsh Indian Paintbrush ~ Castilleja hispida

Fringed Loosestrife

Fringed Loosestrife ~ Lysimachia ciliata

Tiling's monkey-flower, large mountain monkey-flower

Tiling’s monkey-flower, large mountain monkey-flower~ Erythranthe tilingii

sulphur cinquefoil

Sulphur Cinquefoil ~ Potentilla recta

Meadow Buttercup

Meadow Buttercup ~ Ranunculus acris

December 11, 2010

Thinking of June…

Mock OrangeMock Orange, Philadelphus lewisii

 Prickly Rose Prickly Rose, Rosa acicularis

 Prickly RosePrickly Rose, Rosa acicularis

Oxeye DaisyOxeye Daisy, Leucanthemum vulgare

Red Clover Red Clover, Trifolium pratense

Orange HoneysuckleOrange Honeysuckle, Lonicera ciliosa

July 1, 2008

Mock Orange

Mock Orange, or more properly, “Lewis’ Mockorange” is now brightening up the hillsides in western Montana. From many, many years ago I clearly remember my Mother’s joy at seeing these beautiful blossoms in early summer.

Lewis’ Mockorange, philadelphus lewisii

Lewis' Mockorange

Lewis' Mockorange

Lewis' Mockorange

Lewis' Mockorange

Mockorange in USDA NRS Plant Guide

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