Montana Outdoors

March 14, 2016

Bells and stars

In between rain showers and snow flurries both of these species bloomed today

Small-flowered Woodland Star

Yellow Bells

September 20, 2010

Great Mullein

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Terrible plant in some places, but I have to admit, the blossoms are pretty.

Great MulleinGreat Mullein, Verbascum thapsus

September 19, 2010

Yellow evening primrose

Yellow evening primroseYellow evening primrose, Oenothera villosa

April 28, 2010

Rainy day Trillium

Rainy day TrilliumWestern trillium, Trillium ovatum

March 20, 2010

Another early arrival

Small-flowered Woodland Star Small-flowered Woodland Star, Lithophragma parviflorum.

The first bloom of this flower that I encountered last year was on April 7th. They are quite small, the flower measuring about 1/4 inch across. They bloom early here and I have found some in bloom all summer long in various areas.

For more information:
The Burke Museum
USDA Plants
Cal Photos database


February 20, 2009

Wildflower season 2009

It will be wildflower season again…. soon!

Today, when I again visited the home of the first Buttercup of the new year, I was pleased to discover that it wasn’t just a fluke: the Buttercups are indeed starting to bloom! I know it will be awhile before most of the other flowers begin to bloom, but maybe they will be earlier this year too.

Last night and into the small hours of this morning, I went through my Flickr files and formed a set of the wildflowers of western Montana that I photographed and many folks had the patience to look at last year, over 400 of them.

Flickr has a nice way of displaying thumbnail pictures of all of the photos in a set on one page and making each thumbnail “clickable”. This set may be found here: Wildflowers of western Montana.

Last summer I spent many hours identifying as many of them as I could and would appreciate help in identifying the others. I hope this collection will be helpful to someone attempting to ID wildflowers, or at least enjoyable to those who enjoy looking at wildflower photos.

Here are some of the Buttercups in bloom today:





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