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Flowers of the Bitterroot Mountains

 
Flowers of the Bitterroot Mountains

Page Type: Album

Object Title: Flowers of the Bitterroot Mountains

Image Type(s): Flora

 

Page By: Michael Hoyt

Created/Edited: Oct 20, 2008 / Oct 21, 2008

Object ID: 455270

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Page Score: 77.48% - 8 Votes 

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Flowers, or more specifically, pictures of blooms are quite popular on SummitPost, and with good reason. Many of us, no matter what our outdoor destination, just can’t resist stopping along the way to look and sometimes photograph wildflowers. In contrast to the many things in life which we consider drab, colorful blooms easily catch our attention. Though the human eye responds to a more limited range of wavelengths than, say, that of the honey bee, flowers still catch our interest.

The Bitterroot in Bloom

Since most of my outings take place in the The Bitterroot Mountains, I’ve probably taken more pictures of the varieties which live here than those that live elsewhere. To be sure I haven’t posted every one I’ve taken (I don’t want to bore SPers to death) , nor do I consider my Bitterroot flower pictures the best or most artful I’ve taken of plant life. Still, I’ve posted enough of them for use on pages, that I’m having trouble keeping track of what’s posted and what isn’t. I’m hoping this page will help refresh my feeble memory from time to time as needed.


The picture of the Bitterroot in Bloom, from whence the Bitterroot Mountains derived their name, was not taken in the Bitterroot Mountains but in my backyard which just happens to be in the foothills of the Sapphire Mountains from where I have a wonderful view of the mountains I love, The Bitterroots.

Images


Heather in Bloom

Heather in Bloom

Ascent Scenery

Ascent Scenery

Red Paintbrush

Red Paintbrush

Bitterroot

Bitterroot

Red Paintbrush

Red Paintbrush

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Alpine Buttercup

Alpine Buttercup

Mountain Heather and Tarn

Mountain Heather and Tarn

Pink Monkeyflower and Stream

Pink Monkeyflower and Stream

Beargrass Bloom

Beargrass Bloom

Bear Grass in Bloom

Bear Grass in Bloom

Red Paintbrush

Red Paintbrush

North Boulder Peak

North Boulder Peak

Fireweed and Bee

Fireweed and Bee

Arrowleaf, Lupin, and Paintbrush

Arrowleaf, Lupin, and Paintbrush


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tleafWell Done!

tleaf

Voted 10/10

This photo album is chuck full of beautiful flower shots! Thank you for putting this album together!
Cheers, Trina
Posted Oct 23, 2008 10:56 am

SaintgrizzlyJust as an FYI...

Saintgrizzly

Voted 10/10

...for those not in the know...the Bitterroot is Montana's state flower.
Posted Oct 27, 2008 3:23 pm

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