Bozeman, Ennis, Livingston Area
We meet on the second Tuesday of the month, November through April, at 7:00 p.m. in Room 108, Plant Bioscience Building, MSU campus (unless otherwise noted). April – August we have monthly plant field trips. Non-members are welcome! More details on workshops and reminders will be shared in monthly emails and on Facebook.
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Programs and Activities
All programs and field trips are free and open to the public – non-members are welcome
April 14, 7 PM. Workshop: Special Plants of the Centennial Valley. In preparation for the MNPS annual meeting in the Centennial Valley, Dr. Matt Lavin will share some of the unique plants found there, and give us pointers on identifying them. Room 108 Plant Bioscience Bldg., MSU Campus.
April 25, 10 am – 3 pm. Gallatin Valley Earth Day Festival. Valley of Flowers chapter will be joining many other local groups to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at the Emerson Center in Bozeman. We will have an information table and sell raffle tickets for our 2020 MNPS fundraiser. For details and a full list of events: click for local earthday website.
May 17, 2-8 pm. Sunday FUNDay at Bozeman Brewing Company. Bozeman Brewing will donate 50 cents of every pint of beer sold to Valley of Flowers chapter of Montana Native Plant Society – a novel way for us to raise funds and engage new members as well. Join us for the fun at 504 N Broadway, Bozeman.
July 3-5, 2020. Sagebrush and Sandhills: MNPS Annual Membership Meeting. J Bar L Ranch in the Centennial Valley. Valley of Flowers chapter will be hosting this multi-day event. Online only registration starts April 16. Get details and register on or after April 16 at the MNPS Annual Meeting Page
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
On a May day a while back, 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 look forward to these field trips, 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
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