Montana Outdoors

June 3, 2018

American Vetch

Filed under: Wildflowers — Tags: , — montucky @ 7:44 pm

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana

This is a vine and can create some fairly large patches but it is also palatable to cattle and I suspect deer and elk use it as well. I see quite a bit of it locally, but none that has ever grown so thick and large that it seems to be a problem.

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

June 25, 2017

The procession continues

Once the weather warmed up the wildflowers began to bloom with new species starting every day. It is hard to keep up with all of them.

Narrow-leaf Mountain-trumpet

Narrow-leaf Mountain-trumpet ~ Collomia linearis

Hound's Tongue

Hound’s Tongue ~ Cynoglossum officinale

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana

American Vetch and Bumble

Early Blue Violet

Viper's-bugloss

Viper’s-bugloss ~ Echium vulgare

Rose bud

American twinflower

American twinflower ~ Linnaea borealis

Queen's Cup

Queen’s Cup ~ Clintonia uniflora

White Sweet-vetch

White Sweet-vetch ~ Hedysarum sulphurescens

American speedwell

American speedwell ~ Veronica americana

Yellow Clover

Yellow Clover ~ Trifolium aureum

Bird's-foot Trefoil

Bird’s-foot Trefoil ~ Lotus corniculatus

Sulphur Penstemon

Sulphur Penstemon ~ Penstemon attenuatus

Oxeye Daisy

Oxeye Daisy ~ Leucanthemum vulgare

May 24, 2012

Mid-May

American Vetch

American Vetch, Vicia americana, May 19

Annual Hawksbeard

Annual Hawksbeard, Crepis tectorum, May 19

Midget Phlox,

Midget Phlox,

Midget Phlox, Phlox gracilis, Microsteris gracilis, May 20

Common Camas, Blue Camas

Common Camas, Blue Camas

Common Camas, Blue Camas

Common Camas, Blue Camas, Camassia quamash, May 20

June 10, 2011

Wildflowers of spring (10)

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke

Prairie Smoke ~ Geum triflorum 6/1

Great Polemonium, Royal Jacob's-ladder, Salmon Polemonium

Great Polemonium, Royal Jacob’s-ladder, Salmon Polemonium ~ Polemonium carneum 6/1

Meadow Hawkweed

Meadow Hawkweed ~ Hieracium caespitosum 6/2

American Vetch

American Vetch ~ Vicia americana 6/2

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose

Prickly Rose ~ Rosa acicularis 6/2

June 9, 2010

American Vetch… and visitor

Filed under: Butterflies, Wildflowers — Tags: , , , , , — montucky @ 11:22 pm

It is always worth while to spend time by the river because there’s almost always something beautiful there and today’s visit was no exception.

American VetchAmerican Vetch, Vicia americana, Pea family

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