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A Glacier Mystery
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Eleven years ago my wife and I hiked ten trails in seven days in Glacier National Park (today my feet first laugh then whimper at the thought), photographing majestic scenery miles across (and high) as well as inches away. Earlier this morning I was trying to process and identify four wildflowers I had captured back then and I nearly succeeded, finding that there are literally hundreds of these splashes of color in those Montana mountains. This delicate and strange bit of botany is the one I cannot decipher. The white cluster of miniature petals is around 3/8 to 1/2 inch across (I remember only first seeing it because we had stopped for a break) and I have no idea if this flower is mature, and fully opened, and what those fuchsia extrusions could be I could only guess at; it looks like they are growing out of a leaf (hwuh?), so if anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them. The original was a little soft so I ran it through a Poster-Edge filter in Photoshop for better clarity. Have a great weekend, Caedesians.

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::corngrowth
10/09/21 9:30 AM GMT
'Nik', I got the love of all that grows and blooms from my late dear wife. Through her I've gained knowledge on this matter so that I can help identify flowers that appear on Caedes in floral photographs of friends who don't know which flower it is. Therefore, I would have been happy to assist you in identifying this otherwise beautiful gletcher flower. But the area (Montana Mountains) in which it blooms is so specific that I can't help you unfortunately. This doesn't alter the fact that I can still enjoy her beauty. However, I hope other Caedes friends can be of help to you.
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::trixxie17
10/09/21 3:08 PM GMT
I too can appreciate it but not identify it - to stump both Mr. C. and me is not easy.
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::tigger3
10/09/21 11:06 PM GMT
Hmmm what a unusual find and well spotted. tigs=^..^=
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.ted3020
10/10/21 6:00 PM GMT
I wonder if the purple pods are sticky. On my travels, I just go for the photo and leave the naming up to others. It is interesting to look at photos and find spider webs you did not notice when taking the photo. You had a wonderful trip to the park.
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