Montana Outdoors

March 2, 2018

Well, maybe better late than never…

After one of my last hikes of last summer into the Patrick’s Knob Roadless area on the top part os USFS trail 205 and the east end of USFS trail 404 I put these photos into a pending file and forgot them. It might be interesting to note that these plants are presently resting under about eight feet of snow.

USFS trail 205

Along USFS trail 205

USFS trail 404

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana

Parship-flower Buckwheat

Parship-flower Buckwheat ~ Eriogonum heracleoides

Douglas' buckwheat

Douglas’ buckwheat ~ Eriogonum douglasii

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting ~ Anaphalis margaritacea

Yellow Clover

Yellow Clover ~ Trifolium aureum

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting ~ Anaphalis margaritacea

Fireweed

Fireweed

Fireweed ~ Chamaenerion angustifolium

Birch-leaved Spirea

Birch-leaved Spirea ~ Spirea betulifolia

Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash ~ Sorbus scopulina

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July 26, 2017

A short hike on USFS trail 223 ~ July 11, 2017

Sometimes it’s nice to begin a hike with a pleasant scene.

Clark Fork River

USFS trail 223 starts along the river at an elevation of about 2,400 feet, climbs up and over a small hill then proceeds up the river for another 7 or 8 miles. In their seasons, wildflowers along it are diverse and plentiful. Those included in this post are the late-season ones.

Trail 223

Common Evening Primrose

Evening Primrose (Oenothera villosa): the first one I had seen this year.

Bluebell-of-Scotland

These bluebells are everywhere this time of year and I can seldom pass up a chance to photograph them.

Trail 223

As the trail enters the lower and most dense part of the forest, the color is intense.

three-leaf foamflower

The shade-loving Three-leaf Foamflower ~ Tiarella trifoliata 

Devil's Club

The berries of the Devil’s Club (Oplopanax horridus) are just beginning to turn red.

Bluebell-of-Scotland

Bluebell-of-Scotland

I did mention that I love these bluebells, didn’t I?

Slender Hawkweed

Slender Hawkweed

Slender Hawkweed ~ Hieracium triste

Western Blud Clematis

The seed head of the Blue Clematis, (Clematis occidentalis)

Trail 223

Trail 223

I love the steeper parts of this trail: there is a small stream below.

Pearly Everlasting

Another flower which grows at just about all elevations, Pearly Everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea).

Clasping Twisted-stalk fruit

These are the fruit of the Clasping Twisted-stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius) which is a plant that I have seen in only two locations. It is interesting because the flowers and fruit appear on the underside of the leaves.

White Sweet-clover

White Sweet-clover ~ Melilotus albus

June 27, 2015

Friday’s wildflowers

Harebells

Harebells ~ Campanula rotundifolia

Harebells

Harebells ~ Campanula rotundifolia

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting ~ Anaphalis margaritacea

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ Leucanthemum vulgare

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ Leucanthemum vulgare

Pipsissewa, common prince's-pine

Pipsissewa, common prince’s-pine ~ Chimaphila umbellata

Pipsissewa, common prince's-pine

Pipsissewa, common prince’s-pine ~ Chimaphila umbellata

Nodding onion

Nodding onion ~ Allium cernuum

Nodding onion

Nodding onion ~ Allium cernuum

July 27, 2012

Pear Lake, Blossom Lakes ~ Evan’s Gulch Roadless Area (3)

Flowers of the Evan’s Gulch Roadless Area

For a short time I thought about posting photos of all of the wildflowers I encountered on the trail to Pear Lake, but upon counting them and finding that there were 35 different species, I decided instead to just post two sets, leaving out many whose photos I have posted before including Glacier Lilies and Springbeauties which bloomed at the lower elevations months ago but are now in full bloom among the snowbanks that remain on the high ridge just before the trail drops down to Pear Lake.

Harebells, Bluebells of Scotland, Campanula rotundifolia

Harebells, Bluebells of Scotland, Campanula rotundifolia

Clustered Thistle, Cirsium brevistylum

Clustered Thistle, Cirsium brevistylum

Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum

Poison Hemlock, Conium maculatum

Pearly Everlasting, Anaphalis margaritacea

Pearly Everlasting, Anaphalis margaritacea

Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine, Chimaphila umbellata

Pipsissewa, Prince's Pine, Chimaphila umbellata

Pipsissewa, Prince’s Pine, Chimaphila umbellata

Ocean Spray, Holodiscus discolor

Ocean Spray, Holodiscus discolor (These are blossoming shrubs and their large clusters of blooms decorate many hillsides this time of summer)

One-leaved Foamflower, Tiarella unifoliata

One-leaved Foamflower, Tiarella unifoliata

Pink Wintergreen, Pyrola asarifolia

Pink Wintergreen, Pyrola asarifolia

September 13, 2011

Even in the smoke

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 11:37 pm

Even in the smoke that now fills our skies, wildflowers and other plants in the high places seem unaffected. Here are a few photos of them from the top of Mount Baldy.

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A cone on a Subalpine Fir

Shrubby Penstemons

Shrubby Penstemons

Prickly Sandwort

Prickly Sandwort

Rock Penstemons

Unidentified

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Pearly Everlasting

Pine White Butterfly on Goldenrod

Pine White Butterfly on Goldenrod

September 11, 2010

Pearly & Paints

Yesterday I found these still blooming in the high country about 5 miles southwest of Big Hole lookout, compressing their lives into the short summer season up there.

Pearly everlasting and PaintbrushPearly everlasting and Indian Paintbrush

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