Montana Outdoors

July 25, 2017

Miscellaneous

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , , , — montucky @ 4:22 pm

Photos from the last couple days as I try to catch up on posting:

Western Canada Goldenrod

Western Canada Goldenrod ~ Solidago lepida

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus

Thimbleberry

This is a Thimbleberry blossom photo from early June.

Bumblebee

Bumblebee

Bumblebees on Fireweed

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June 16, 2017

USFS trail 345

Trail 345 is always a most pleasant trail, but every five years or so it becomes a trail of the big flowers. These are photos taken along about a mile of the trail as it starts its climb from Weeksville Divide up toward Big Hole Peak.

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Trail 345

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus

Dwarf rose, Wood rose

Dwarf rose, Wood rose ~ Rosa gymnocarpa

July 2, 2016

More from along the Munson Creek trail

Ocean-spray, Creambush

Near the start of the trail, where it first crosses the stream, the vegetation is heavy at the crossing. The flowering shrub to the right of the trail is called “Ocean Spray”.

Ocean-spray, Creambush

Ocean-spray, Creambush ~ Holodiscus discolor

Untitled

Sometimes a tree will fall across the trail. This one is a couple miles up from the trail head. For perspective, I leaned my hiking staff on the tree: the staff is 62 inches long.

Brown-eyed Susan

Brown-eyed Susan ~ Gaillardia aristata

White Spirea, Shinyleaf Spirea

White Spirea, Shinyleaf Spirea ~ Spiraea lucida

Yellow Salsify seed head

Many flowers have already completed their summer and have already gone to seed. This one is from a Yellow Salsify.

Butterweed seed head

I think this one is from a species of Butterweed.

Common St. Johnswort, Klamath weed

Common St. Johnswort, Klamath weed ~ Hypericum perforatum

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus

Scarlet Gillia, Sky Rocket

Scarlet Gillia, Sky Rocket

Scarlet Gillia, Sky Rocket ~ Ipomopsis aggregata

Liverleaf Wintergreen, Pink Pyrola

Liverleaf Wintergreen, Pink Pyrola

Liverleaf Wintergreen, Pink Pyrola

Liverleaf Wintergreen, Pink Pyrola ~ Pyrola asarifolia

Wood's Rose

Wood’s Rose ~ Rosa woodsii

August 7, 2014

Along Trail 345

This old trail has been de-commissioned by the Forest Service but it still exists and I walk along parts of it when I can. Something of interest seems always to be there.

Trail 345

Fireweed

Fireweed ~ Epilobium angustifolium

Fireweed garden

Thimbleberries

Thimbleberries (Rubus parviflorus) are ripening

Thimbleberry blossoms

Thimbleberry blossoms (From my archives)

Pinedrops

Pinedrops ~ Pterospora andromrdea

Pinedrops

Pinedrops are saprophytic perennials, without chlorophyl or green leaves. You have to look closely at them to tell if they are newly blossoming or dried from the previous year.

Northern Green Bog Orchid

Northern Green Bog Orchid ~ Platanthera huronensis

Northern Green Bog Orchid

Bog orchids can easily be overlooked.

Pine White on Goldenrod

Pine white butterfly ~ Neophasia menapia

June 19, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (13)

Orange Honeysuckle

Orange Honeysuckle ~ Lonicera ciliosa 6/13

False Solomon's Seal

False Solomon’s Seal ~ Smilacina racemosa 6/13

Sulphur Penstemon, Taper-leaved Penstemon

Sulphur Penstemon, Taper-leaved Penstemon ~ Penstemon attenuatus 6/13

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry ~ Rubus parviflorus 6/13

Unidentified species

Sicklepod Rockcress ~ Arabis sparsiflora    6/13

Subalpine Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa

Subalpine Mariposa Lily, Mountain Mariposa ~ Calochortus subalpinus 6/13

August 10, 2009

Thimbleberry

Filed under: Autumn, Montana, Nature, Outdoors, Photography, Photos, Pictures — Tags: , — montucky @ 6:43 pm

Rubus parviflorus. They start out by producing these fairly large blossoms (2.5 inches across) in early June.

Thimbleberry

The fruit, which is still ripening now at the higher elevations, is the same size as and visually resembles raspberries athough a little flatter and thinner, but with a delicious taste all its own. The leaves are huge and distinctive.

Thimbleberry

Thimbleberry

Yesterday in one area along the trail for perhaps half a mile there were hundreds of these plants, all bearing ripe fruit. Autumn is here.

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