V11-1, Fall 1997 – Jerry DeSanto discusses the disjunct and puzzling distribution of Montana’s floral emblem in “Bitterroot Dispersal in Montana and Alberta;” “Montana’s Hardwood Draws” are covered by Peter Lesica; “And Now… Computerized Plant Keys!!” is not attributed; Field Trip Reports cover “Woody Draws,” “Peet’s Hill Stroll,” and “Evaro Hill”; a list of plants to “Do Not Pick!!” by Robyn Klein; and a review of “Wetlands: Characteristics and Boundaries” by Rich Prodgers.
V11-2, Winter 1998 -In “Revegetation on Montana’s National Forests,” Peter Lesica and Scott Miles report their findings regarding the proportion of native seed in revegetation seed mixes used on National Forests around Montana between 1994 and 1996; Robyn Klein reports on work by Bob Gough at MSU on cultivation of Montana mountain Vaccinium spp. (vernacular, huckleberry); Bill Elliott reflects on his mother’s flower painting in “Frances Elliott’s Flower Watercolors”; an unattributed report on “Astragalus lackschewitzii: Montana’s newest endemic!”; and another “Linnaeus’ Garden,” an excerpt from a Swedish publication; and, finally, notice of another volume of the Intermountain Flora series, and a reprint of the fine, fun poem, “Botany Anyone.”
V11-3, Spring 1998 – “Landscaping at Lewis and Clark Center Nears Completion” by Wayne Phillips; “Centennial of Rydberg’s and Bessey’s Exploration” by Judy McCarthy; “Fungus Flowers Fool Botanist” by Peter Lesica describes a fungus that infects a rockcress with interesting consequences for buttercups and flies; “The True Carex rostrata in the American Rockies,” unattributed article comparing C. rostrata with C. utriculata; “Habitat Protection for Howellia aquatilis,” by Shannon Kimball; and editor Dennis Nichols reviews Old Man’s Garden by Annora Brown.
V11-4, Summer 1998 – “The Boom of Echinaceae Harvesting in Eastern Montana” by Monique Kolster and Curley Youpee; a Small Grants Report by Wendy M. Belliveau discusses her findings related to “Cryptobiotic Soil Crusts in the Sagebrush Steppe Grasslands of Western Montana”; in “Knapweed: Is There Danger in Pulling it?” Jerry Niehoff tells a harrowing story of losing several fingers to tumors that likely resulted from pulling knapweed barehanded; in a Big Sky Sketch, Bonnie Heidel describes “Erigeron linearis“; and Jerry DeSanto reviews This is My Bitterroot by Henry Hamilton Grant.