Montana Wildflowers #3

Bunchberry Dogwood
Alberton, Montana

Bunchberry, unlike its relatives in the dogwood family, is a creeping perennial growing only to 8 inches tall instead of a shrub or bush. It needs cool, moist soils. It inhabits mountain and pine forests, where it is found growing along the margins of moist woods, on old tree stumps, in mossy areas, and among other open and moist habitats. 

I used a 70-200mm zoom lens and a Canon 500D close-up lens (filter) to create this image. Because the flower is symmetrical, I cropped the original image to a square. 

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