I'm on a flower kick lately. I can't even drive up my road without wanting to stop and take a picture. I took this one the other day. I kept seeing these, but they were growing in a place I didn't want to stop my car. It was on a blind curve and I would have gotten creamed. I was glad to find the same flowers when we went panning for gold the other day.
I'm pretty sure it's an Orange Hawkweed. I previously had this listed as an Orange Mountain Dandelion, but someone brought it to my attention that it was probably a hawkweed, which is not native to Montana. I'm kind of thinking that the ones I see by my road ARE the dandelions because they look a little different. Anyway, it's still pretty, even if it's just a weed. Thanks to Marilyn for letting me know.