Montana Wildflowers

Big Hole Valley

Wildflowers are easy to spot along the river, in mountainside meadows, and in the vast Montana forest. Their color gives them away. Take a break from fishing or hiking to appreciate these perennial bloomers.

Wyoming Locoweed Wildflower

Wyoming Locoweed 

Prickly Pear Cactus


Climate and Elevation

Terrain varies considerably in Montana which gives a large variety of flowers. Moisture-loving plants can be found along the river while plants more tolerant of the semi-arid climate can be found in meadows and low-elevation slopes. High elevations produce beautiful alpine flowers.

Cinquefoil, a Montana Wildflower


Paintbrushes at the Big Hole National Battlefield


Best Time For Wildflowers

The spring rains subside in late May and the first blooms begin. The blooms continue through June and peak during the first two weeks of July. More resources can be found the Montana Plant Life website.

Larkspur Wildflower in Montana


Everlasting Wildflower


Gordon's Ivesia Wildflower

Gordon’s Ivesia 

Purple Loosestrife

Purple Loosestrife