Just Wildflowers 6

Silver-bordered Fritillary in the Hebgen Lake Ranger District near West Yellowstone.

July 3 – July 14, 2020.

Right now we are camped in North Dakota outside of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. There is color everywhere, a few dots of yellow and purple flowers still line the trails but the biggest swath of color in the landscape is from the golden leaves of the trees. Falls has snuck upon us and I haven’t even finished posting all my summer flowers.

On July 3 we entered Montana for the first time. We found a campsite just outside of West Yellowstone in the Custer Gallatin National Forest and then promptly took a walk. I was bowled over by all the color. So many wildflowers! I don’t think I have ever seen so many different flowers in one place.

In the next couple of weeks, we would take quite a few walks through different parts of the Custer Gallatin Forest as we traveled east through Montana discovering even more blooms. But before we get to the flowers here are a few things you might want to know.

  • I have documented 250 wildflowers and blooms (from 5 different states) so far on this site.
  • To see all the Just Wildflower posts, click this link.
  • We use iNaturalist for all of our flower ids. Sometimes we make mistakes. To see all the wildlife we have identified with iNaturalist, click here.
  • Today I am sharing this post on My Corner of the World Blog Hop. Check out My Corner of the World to see links from interesting blogs from all over the world!
  • As always, all pics are click to enlarge.

Now on to the blooms!

Hebgen Lake Ranger District

Prairie Smoke.

Wood Forget-me-nots.

Western Columbine.

Western Columbine.

Yellow Columbine

Bulbous Cress.

Brewer’s Rockcress.

Alsike Clover.

Sticky Geranium.

Sticky Geranium.

Red-berried Elder.

White Campion.

Rhexia-leaf Indian-paintbrush.

Thimbleberry.

Large-leaved Avens.

Alpine Milkvetch.

Heartleaf Arnica.

Silky Lupine.

Mulesear Wyethia.

Pink Everlasting.

Creeping Yellowcress.

Common Dandelion.

Beartooth Ranger District

Prairie Smoke gone to seed.

Mallow-leaf Ninebark.

Spearleaf Stonecrop.

King’s Sandwort.

Slender Sinquefoil.

Virginia Strawberry.

Pale Agoseris.

Richardson’s Geranium.

Small-flower Beardtongue.

Mountain Bluebells.

Common Yarrow.

Ashland Ranger District

Spotted Knapweed.

Wild Bergamot.

Upright Prairie Coneflower.

Narrowed-leaved Purple Coneflower.

Field Bindweed.

Western Snowberry.

Hooker’s Evening Primrose.

Purple Prairie Clover.

False London-rocket.

Prairie Sunflower.


Do you have a favorite flower? Are wildflowers (still) blooming where you are? Are the leaves on the trees turning yet?

12 thoughts on “Just Wildflowers 6

  1. Tracy Bedenbaugh said:

    Those are amazing, I’m not familiar with a lot of those flowers but they are beautiful. You’re a terrific photographer!

    • Duwan said:

      Thanks Tracy! After 250 flowers I now know a lot more about flowers than I used to.

  2. Wow! These wildflowers are really pretty!

    Incredible photography!

    • Duwan said:

      Thanks so much Veronica!

  3. Beautiful selection of wildflowers, and well photographed. I love your header photo of Giant Rock! I spend a lot of time in the Joshua Tree area.

    • Duwan said:

      Thank you! I love eastern California – everything from Borrego Springs to Lone Pine. The desert is amazing. Looking forward to getting back there soon.

  4. What a fantastic array of wild flowers! They are lovely in bloom and after! It’s just getting to be spring in my part of the world so I have a lot to look forward to in the next few months.

    I am glad you joined us at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week!!

    • Duwan said:

      Thanks! Yes, I’ve never seen flowers that go to seed in such a beautiful way.

      I hope you have a wonderful Spring!

  5. Craig Cortez said:

    Amazing flowers and photography. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    • Duwan said:

      And thank you for following along!

  6. Rick Perera said:

    Beautiful! Just what I needed to see when the world seems to be going crazy.

    • Duwan said:

      Thanks! We all need more feel good stuff in our lives now. Thanks for that reminder – I think I’ll go post some cute animal pics on FB now.

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