I went walking today and decided to photograph every wildflower I saw. June is the height of wildflower season here in north Idaho, and despite the continuing chilly weather (55F as a high yesterday!-- though we're finally heading into a warmer spell), the flowers are blooming in abundance.
I think I have these flowers all identified correctly. If I'm mistaken on any, feel free to correct me.
Tufted elk weed (it grows to about four feet in height).
Not to be confused with the violently poisonous false hellbore.
This isn't groundsel, that much I know (notice the broad leaves at the base). Any ideas?
Wild roses (they're all over the place this time of year).
Oxeye daisy. I love daisies so much I had them in my wedding bouquet.
The name of this flower is just on the tip of my tongue but I can't remember. Notice the gray-green stem and leaves. Anyone?
Arrow-leaved balsamroot, just at the tail end of blooming.
Fool's onion (blurry, sorry).
Western blue flax (I had mistakenly called this chicory, thank you to readers for the correction).
Ponderosa pine. Obviously this is a gymnosperm and not an angiosperm, but what the heck, it's pretty.
Wild onion, I think. (Or Prairie Smoke, per a reader.)
Curly dock (Rumex).
Sheep sorrel (Rumex).
This is orange hawk weed, a pretty cousin to the loathsomely hated yellow hawk weed.
Yellow hawk weed. This is an invasive pest that is not eaten by livestock or wildlife.
It can only be controlled by spraying, otherwise it literally takes over entire fields and crowds out everything else, making pastureland virtually unusable.
Hawk weed aside, it was a lovely day for a walk, and what a treat to see the wildflowers.