24 November 2012

Winter Sky, Missoula, Montana

These golden weeds are everywhere in western Montana. Yet, despite their prevalence, I don't know what they're called. Sad, isn't it? They look like they should be "Western Goldenrod" but - no.
More sadness: Google was no help. Yellow wildflowers, yellow weed flowers, golden weed flowers, ..... no hits that match. And, honestly, I just didn't want to spend any more time looking today.
Additional sadness: we've become so impatient, taking for granted the plethora of knowledge immediately available at our fingertips.
So, if you can identify , please take pity on my ignorance  and leave the flower name in a Comment. (Hint: if you Comment as Anonymous or Name/URL, you don't have to jump through any sign-in hoops. And you can leave the URL of your very own blog or site & hope that someone new clicks on it!)

Update: Thanks to Andrei for identifying these (see Comment below)!
If I correctly remember, tansy is often mentioned in Victorian novels as a cure for what ails you.


  1. well let's start by saying that this picture is absolutely amazing ... looks like modern painting of something fantastic! :) now about this weed, as a child I've learned some things (tips) from my parents who during the summer used to collect some flowers.. anyway .. the point is that I may know this one because it's can be found in Eastern Europe too. It's Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

  2. Hooray! Thanks for the answer and also for the kind words. I love that the answer came from Spain, and that no matter what continent, we have simple, honest things in common.


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