Montana Outdoors

July 28, 2017

In the thick of things

Spring Creek

What can be found in a thick tangle of brush like this? Well, there is water, and a few rays of sunlight filtering through the trees, and the green things of the wilderness will find and use both, and as you push your way through the foliage, interesting things appear.

Blue Elderberry

Blue Elderberry ~ Sambuscus caerulea

Pathfinder

Pathfinder

Clustered Thistle

Clustered Thistle ~ Cirsium brevistylum

Great Mullein

Great Mullein

Great Mullein~ Verbascum thapsus

Devil's Club

Devil's Club

Devil’s Club ~ Oplopanax horridus

Unknown

Enchanter’s Nightshade ~ Circaea alpina

Clustered Thistle

Clustered Thistle

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July 3, 2017

Today’s favorite: “Pathfinder”

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 12:46 pm

For years I have stepped over, around, and sometimes on this plant, assuming that those tiny white flowers sitting atop a bare stalk a foot and a half above the huge triangle-shaped leaves were just plain, drab and of no consequence.

Pathfinder

Today for some reason, I asked the camera to look very closely at the tiny (< 1/4 inch) flowers… and what a treat!

Pathfinder

It is called “Pathfinder” ~ Adenocaulon bicolor

Pathfinder

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