Thanks for visiting my SmugMug Photo site. Please leave comments! You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit my website at www.aMontanaView.com and Facebook aMontanaView on Facebook About me: I live south of Missoula, Montana on the west side of the Bitterroot valley. Many of my photos are taken here in western Montana, but also around the world. I love being outdoors. I hike, bike, fish, hunt, ski and ALWAYS take photos. As much time as I spend outdoors, one needs to eat. You might see photos of food on these treks as I explore the sights, flora and fauna. I use a Canon 7D and 5D Mark III (with a few lenses and tripods) and shoot in RAW. I process my photos into JPG with Adobe Lightroom with as few adjustments as possible.
Cutleaf Fleabane - Erigeron compositus
Taken on a rocky ridge north of Bear Creek Canyon. A small composite in the Asteraceae (Aster/Sunflower) Family. It is also known as Dwarf Mountain Fleabane, Cutleaf Daisy, and Trifid Mountain Fleabane and is native to western North America, Greenland and eastern Canada. It has a tap root.. Tufts are small, Stems glandular, unbranched, and usually leafless. Basal leaves are spoon-shaped, always lobed, sometimes divided again, usually covered with hairs. The flower head is a solitary yellow disc surrounded by 40-60 purple-tipped bracts that form a cup holding white, pink, or blue ray flowers, or sometimes, in higher altitudes, rayless. Many flowers on a plant. Grows in sandy, rocky soils at mostly mid- to high elevations. This locally common perrenial plant flowers in late spring and early summer and is 4-10 inches tall.Read More