Montana Outdoors

May 4, 2018

Three violets

Hookedspur Violet, Early Blue Violet

Hookedspur Violet, Early Blue Violet ~ Viola adunca

Goosefoot Violet

Goosefoot Violet ~ Viola purpurea

Small White Violet

Small White Violet ~ Viola macloskeyi

Today was the first time that I’ve found these three species in one day, and all were within a half mile besides. It was a surprise also because they are growing within the periphery of the huge forest fire that occurred here last year. (Now if I can figure out why three different colored flowers are all called “violets”.)

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June 3, 2008

Violets

I don’t want to forget these tiny spots of color that I see nearly every time I go out. They have their own kind of quiet beauty, usually tucked away back in the green foliage of the forest/clearing interface.

Blue violet, found along Buffalo Bill Creek.

Violet

Blue violet, found along Buffalo Bill Creek.

Violet

Yellow violet, Viola purpurea found in the Coeur d’Alene mountains near Cherry Peak.

Violet

Yellow violet, Viola purpurea found in the Coeur d’Alene mountains near Cherry Peak.

Violet

Early blue violet, Viola adunca found at Munson Creek.

 Early blue violet, Viola adunca

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