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Montana Native Plant Society, Valley of Flowers Chapter

 Unless otherwise noted, all programs begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place in room 108 of the Plant Bioscience Building on the
west side of 11th Avenue, on the main MSU campus.

For further information contact Jeff Copeland: 539-6029

or Joanne Jennings

608 South 7th Ave.
Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-9585 

 

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Programs and Activities

Saturday, July 22 — Plants in the Wind 6:30 am. Check out three species of gentian, a number of cushion plants, and, possibly, 50-million-year-old specimens in the Gallatin Petrified Forest. We’ll hike to the alpine zone at Windy Pass in the central Gallatin Range. In the forest below, we may encounter flushes of edible mushrooms. This is a strenuous hike — six miles round trip on trails — with an elevation gain of more than 2,000 feet to a high point of 9,600 feet. Meet in the southwest corner of the Gallatin Valley Mall parking lot (behind the pet store). High-clearance vehicles are a must (at least Subarus). Info: Gretchen Rupp at 586-8363, beesgrmt@gmail.com.

Projects

The Valley Flowers Chapter maintains a native-plant garden  in central Bozeman, to demonstrate the principles of gardening to benefit pollinators. Here is a fact sheet about the garden.

Field Trip Report

Group of Valley of Flowers Hikers on 5-15-15

On a May day, 9 curious folk joined Jeff Copeland to see what was in bloom in the foothills east of Bozeman. Quite a lot, as it turned out - Denise Montgomery compiled a list of 48 bloomers, nearly all of which the collective brain was able to identify to species. Chapter members are looking forward to four more field trips this summer, and newcomers are very welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLOOMS OF MOUNT ELLIS TRAIL - GALLATIN COUNTY, MONTANA

MAY 23, 2015

BOTANICAL NAME COMMON NAME

 

Amelanchier alnifolia -  Serviceberry

Anemone multifida - Cut-leaf Anemone

Anemone patens (Pulsitilla patens) - Pasque Flower

Antennaria microphylla rosea - Rosy pussytoes

Antennaria microphylla - Pussytoes

Arabis lyallii - Lyall's Rockcress

Arnica cordifolia - Heartleaf Arnica

Balsamorhiza sagittata - Arrowleaf balsamroot

Castilleja suphurea - Sulphur Paintbrush

Cerastium sp. - Chickweed

Claytonia sp. - Spring beauty

Clematis hirsuitissima -  Sugar Bowl Clematis

Clematis occidentalis - Western Blue Virgin's Bower

Delphinium bicolor - Little Larkspur

Dodecatheon sp. - Shooting Star

Draba sp.

Erythronium grandiflorum - Glacier Lily

Fragaria virginiana - Strawberry

Frasera speciosa - Green Gentian/Monument Plant

Fritillaria pudica - Yellow Bells

Geranium viscossisimum - Sticky geranium

Geum triflorum - Prairie smoke

Hackelia floribunda - Many -flowered Stickseed/Forget-me- not

Hydrophyllum capitatum - Ball-headed waterleaf

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