Montana Outdoors

June 25, 2014

Three-spot Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Three-spot Mariposa Lily, Baker's Mariposa

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Three-spot Mariposa Lily, Baker’s Mariposa ~ Calochortus apiculatus ~ Found only in Canada’s British Columbia and Alberta and in Oregon, Idaho and Montana in the U.S.

May 26, 2014

Wildflowers in the rain

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Three-spot Mariposa Lily

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Three-spot Mariposa Lily, Baker’s Mariposa ~ Calochortus apiculatus

Woolly Groundsel

Woolly Groundsel ~ Packera cana

Poison Larkspur

Poison Larkspur ~ Delphinium trolliifolium

Yellow Salsify, Meadow Goatsbeard

Yellow Salsify, Meadow Goatsbeard ~ Tragopogon dubius

Howell's Pussytoes

Howell’s Pussytoes ~ Antennaria howellii

Choke Cherry

Choke Cherry ~ Prunus Virginiana

Mountain Lady's Slipper

Mountain Lady’s Slipper ~ Cypripedium montanum

Antelope Bitterbrush

Antelope Bitterbrush, Antelope-brush ~ Purshia tridentata

Rydberg's Penstemon

Rydberg’s Penstemon ~ Penstemon rydbergii

Starry False Lily-of-the-valley, Star-flowered Solomon's-seal

Starry False Lily-of-the-valley, Star-flowered Solomon’s-seal ~ Maianthemum stellatum

Smallflower Miterwort

Smallflower Miterwort, Side-flowered Mitrewort, Cross-shaped Mitrewort ~ Ozomelis stauropetala

Feathery False Lily-of-the-valley, Plumed Solomon's Seal

Feathery False Lily-of-the-valley, Plumed Solomon’s Seal, Plumed Spikenard ~ Maianthemum racemosum

The thing about photographing wildflowers is that you have to be there when they are blooming, which means lots and lots of trips into the woods, the meadows, the trails and along the streams – sunshine or rain. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

June 5, 2012

Mariposa Lilies

Mariposa lilies are in bloom now in this area. USDA Plants shows 56 species of Calochortus, all of them confined to the 14 western-most states plus British Columbia and Alberta.

There are many variations in the blossoms even within the same species, but I think they are all beautiful. (I also reserve the right to be completely wrong in my species identifications of them.)

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker's mariposa lily

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker's mariposa lily

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker's mariposa lily

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker's mariposa lily

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker's mariposa lily

Pointedtip mariposa lily, Three-spot Mariposa lily, Baker’s mariposa lily, Calochortus apiculatus

Elegant mariposa lily, Northwerstern mariposa lily, Elegant cat's ear

Elegant mariposa lily, Northwerstern mariposa lily, Elegant cat's ear

Elegant mariposa lily, Northwerstern mariposa lily, Elegant cat's ear

Elegant mariposa lily, Northwerstern mariposa lily, Elegant cat’s ear, Calochortus elegans

Tolmie's mariposa lily, Tolmie's star tulip, Cat's ears

Tolmie's mariposa lily, Tolmie's star tulip, Cat's ears

Tolmie's mariposa lily, Tolmie's star tulip, Cat's ears

Tolmie’s mariposa lily, Tolmie’s star tulip, Cat’s ears, Calochortus tolmie

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