Montana Outdoors

July 31, 2012

Pear Lake, Blossom Lakes ~ Evan’s Gulch Roadless Area (4)

Flowers of the Evan’s Gulch Roadless Area ~ continued

American Wild Hellebore, Varatrum virile

American Wild Hellebore, Varatrum virile There were large numbers of the plants, but they will not bloom for at least another week.

Pink Monkeyflower, Mimulus lewisii

Pink Monkeyflower, Mimulus lewisii

Subalpine Spiraea, Rose Meadowsweet, Spiraea densiflora

Subalpine Spiraea, Rose Meadowsweet, Spiraea densiflora

Pinesap, Many-flower Indian-Pipe, Monotrop hypopithys

Pinesap, Many-flower Indian-Pipe, Monotrop hypopithys

Shrubby Penstemon, Penstemon fructicosus

Shrubby Penstemon, Penstemon fructicosus

Shrubby Penstemon, Penstemon fructicosus

Prickly Current, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Current, Ribes Lacustre

Prickly Current, Bristly Black Gooseberry, Swamp Current, Ribes Lacustre

False Azalea, Fool's Huckleberry, Rusty Menziesia, Menziesia ferruginea

False Azalea, Fool’s Huckleberry, Rusty Menziesia, Menziesia ferruginea

Brewer's Mitrewort, Mitella breweri

Brewer’s Mitrewort, Mitella breweri

Bear-grass, Xerophyllum tenax

Bear-grass, Xerophyllum tenax

Advertisements

September 14, 2011

Wildflowers at Blossom Lake

(These photos were taken during a hike to Blossom Lake in the Evans Gulch roadless area in western Montana on August 31, 2011. Though late in the year, there are still several species of wildflowers in full bloom there.)

Subalpine Spirea

Subalpine Spirea

Subalpine Spirea ~ Spiraea densiflora

Scouler's St. Johnswort, Norton's St. Johnswort

Scouler's St. Johnswort, Norton's St. Johnswort

Scouler’s St. Johnswort, Norton’s St. Johnswort ~ Hypericum scouleri

Pinedrops

Pinedrops

Pinedrops ~ Pterospora andromedea (Saprophytic perennial)

Pinedrops are saprophytic perennials with unbranched flowering stems, fleshy at flowering, then turning fibrous and persisting as dried stems for over a year. (Saprophytes do not have green leaves or contain chlorophyll and cannot manufacture their own food and therefore do not depend on the sun. Instead, they obtain their food from decaying material in the litter and humus and are usually found in the deep shade of mature coniferous forests.)

Blog at WordPress.com.