The Bitterroot Valley is named after the Bitter Root flower, which likes this hot, dry weather.

So, the odds are pretty good to see some bitterroots in the wild during these unusually warm days.

If you know of an area where the little pink flowers pop up each year, go take a look. And notice the variations in the flower colors. Mike Daniels saw quite a few recently.

The Ravalli County Museum will celebrate Bitterroot Day Saturday, June 11. You can even buy some seeds to plant your very own bitterroots.

Another bitterroot. (Mike Daniels photo, Townsquare Media)