The Ravalli County Museum has an annual celebration of the Bitter Root flower, which is also the Montana state flower.

KLYQ staff members happen to know of places where the little flower grows "wild," as it has throughout the years.

You can get Bitterroot seeds from the museum in Hamilton and plant your own garden, but it's always cool to actually see the flower in its natural state - which is usually incredibly dry and sunny.

Here's a video we took as we walked though such an area southeast of Hamilton. By the way, as with all wildflowers you see - don't pick 'em, leave them alone. Also, you'll notice the spelling of the flower can be either Bitterroot or Bitter Root. That topic is one that has fans on either side. We at KLYQ don't have a preference, we just think the flowers are pretty.