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Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Wildflowers of the Prairie and the Mountain West

Okay folks. Lets cut to the chase. Mrs. T took these pictures and I can't identify them all but some are from Hayden Prairie in Iowa and the rest are from the Rocky Mountain West. Next time we head towards the setting sun, I'll get myself a book on Rocky Mountain wildflowers and try to name a few....

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19 comments:

  1. I see a lot I don't recognize, but there's daisies, tiger lilies, Indian paintbrush, valerian...

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  2. That's quite a variety! I too, recognized the Tiger Lilies, but not any others.

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  3. I was familiar with a few. The first two are milkweeds and I saw a fleabane,rose and love the fluffy white blooms.

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  4. Beautiful flowers! I saw several that I know but many that I didn't :0)

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  5. I'm terrible at identifying anything, but I sure do enjoy admiring them and this is quite the variety!

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  6. The first photo is of butterfly weed. Some of the others look like alpines. Were some of the tiny plants in the Rockies on rock and gravel?Fascinating!

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  7. Nice beargrass, prairie rose, sticky geranium, bitterroot, and paintbrush--a few Western flowers I recognize in your post. Look forward to the full name list!

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  8. I recognize a few of them but names are not my thing for wildflowers. Great shots Mrs..

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  9. beautiful flowers, i love the yellow ones. and i gave up even 3 foot ladders, hubby does the ladders, i do put the 3 foot ladder in front of where i want him to climb though. he is handy to have around, since he can reach the top shelves that i cant reach.

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  10. And 2 pictures of wild strawberry next just before the white Western Yarrow at the end. Fabulous pictures by Mrs. T!

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  11. That's like my yard. I have quite a few flowers that I don't know what they are.

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  12. I love the wildflower posts! Tell Mrs. T thank you! A few are very similar to what I see in Texas, the Milkweed and Fleabane Daisy. But others so unique, like the the lilies! Beautiful! I think the purplish one near the top is a type of verbena, at least that is what our wild Verbena looks like. The violet flower near the bottom might be a type of Primrose. Wildflowers, especially prairie plants, are a whole 'nother world to discover! Enjoyed the post...

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  13. I'm horrible with wildflowers too.. recognized only the butterfly weed (orange at the top) and what we call "ditch lilies" around here. Beautiful works of nature for sure. :c)

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  14. I see a wild orange tiger lily. The province of Saskatchewan's flower! :)
    Happy weekend to you!
    xo Catherine

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  15. What a lovely collection! I have not seen the big white fluffy looking flowers in Minnesota..but it may be a Southern MN flower. Half the fun with Wildflowers is identifying them:)

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  16. The photos are quite beautiful. I recognize a few, but I won't embarrass myself by saying what I think they are.

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  17. I recognize a few that grow around here. They're all beautiful. I like whipping out the wildflower book after a trip. It's fun to identify them.

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  18. Wonderful images of natural beauty, including the Grandson and Mt. Rushmore, Grandson and bubbling creek. Nice.

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