Beargrass and Yucca, two signature Montana plants
This is Montana
May 21, 2020
Two particular flowering plants are the toast of late spring and summer in Montana. In the mountain forests and openings of northwestern Montana, beargrass – the official flower of Glacier National Park – struts its stuff along roads and highways, as well as throughout the wilderness areas in northwest Montana. Meanwhile, the sturdy yucca stands guard over the rolling land and river breaks east of the mountains. Both plants, so similar yet so different, are symbolic of the land they grow on.
Beargrass has bell- or egg-shaped plumes made of hundreds of tiny, delicate, creamy white flowe...