3/10/11 – Featured in THE WORLD AS WE SEE IT Group.

I found these tiny purple daisylike flowers when we were camping at Great Northern Flats last summer. This popular campground for rafters sits across the Northfork of the Flathead River from the western edge of Glacier National Park. It was just as the sun was peeking over the mountains, which gives the photo such unusual lighting.

I have no idea what these flowers are. I’ve been looking up Montana wildflower sites, but haven’t found these. The closest flower I can find is the Alpine Aster, but that has a yellow center.

Photo taken in August of 2010 with a Kodak EasyShare Z712 IS camera.


  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenziealmost 4 years ago

    amazing glow! love this colour combination too!

  • Iris Mackenzie
    Iris Mackenziealmost 4 years ago

    p.s.; i think they are a type of aster.

  • Thank you, Iris! I was thinking they looked like asters, but I couldn’t find any photos online with the purple center on the flower. I identified some yellow flowers I took a photo of as asters and they turned out to be a type of sunflower. I’m must better at identifying garden flowers because they come with those little ID tags on them. :D

    – rocamiadesign

  • CanyonWind
  • Thank you very much!

    – rocamiadesign

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 4 years ago

  • rosalin
    rosalinalmost 4 years ago

    LOVELY WORK ! :))

  • BingoStar
    BingoStaralmost 4 years ago

    Great Shot Love the purple flowers and the lighting makes your flowers stand out so nicely..<:)

  • JHDesigns
    JHDesignsalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture hun.

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...almost 4 years ago


  • Carla Wick/Jandelle Petters
    Carla Wick/Jan...almost 4 years ago

    Very nice! I’ll agree with the Aster ID…possibly Late Fall Aster? I can’t see the leaves real well here but they look similar? I guess telling the difference with all the different species is considered difficult so I’ll leave that to experts :o)

  • Thanks, Carla! I’ll look them up. This was taken in late August, so it’s possible. Our seasons here are off from the rest of the world so the plants bloom at a different time. Spring starts a couple of months late and Winter starts in late October.

    – rocamiadesign

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 4 years ago

    They look like cornflowers – beautiful shot!

  • Thanks, Shulie! I’ll have to look cornflowers up online. I used to have them in my garden, but that was 20 years ago.

    – rocamiadesign

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