Ryan Jordan

Posts Tagged ‘wildflowers’

Mountain Marsh Marigold in Beartooth Mountains

The Mountain Marsh Marigold is mis-named because it’s a closer relative of the buttercup than of a true marigold. It has only sepals, and no petals, but failing to examine it closely will cause your brain to lie to you and trick you into thinking it’s an aster, or daisy – so get down on […]

Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Rocky Mountain Tough Guy (Leica M9)

  Tough Guy of the Rockies: Arrowleaf Balsamroot Leica M9, Zeiss 35/2.8C The Arrowleaf Balsamroot is the first wildflower that shows itself on drier and rockier slopes in the Northern Rockies. It starts to appear in May and really gets going in June. I think it’s the toughest flower in the West. Here’s a photo […]

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Bob Marshall Wilderness (Photo, Sigma DP2)

  Pointedtip Mariposa Lily (Calochortus apiculatus), Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana Sigma DP2, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/160 sec. This post is dedicated to my wife Stephanie because her favorite types of photos that I bring back from my trips are those of wildflowers, and the lily is unique because of its ability to retain its beauty […]