Foothills

 

Many of the species we grow are found in the foothills of Montana. Plants that live in the foothills community prefer full to part sun and moderate to low water. While they survive in times of drought by going dormant, most thrive with some moisture.   A few of the more drought tolerant species found in the foothills community will also be found our ‘xeric’ community.

(click for more information on each species)

Wildflowers:

arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
bitterroot (Lewisia rediviva)
blanketflower (Gaillardia aristata)
blue rock clematis (Clematis occidentalis)
common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)
cut-leaf daisy (Erigeron compositus)
pretty shooting star (Dodecatheon pulchellum)
hairy golden aster (Heterotheca villosa)
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
nettleleaf horsemint (Agastache urticifolia)
nodding onion (Allium cernuum)
Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
pasqueflower (Anemone patens)
pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)
prairie smoke (Geum triflorum)
rosy pussytoes (Antennaria rosea)
round-leaf alumroot (Heuchera cylindrica)
shaggy fleabane (Erigeron pumilus)
showy fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)
showy Jacob’s ladder (Polemonium pulcherrimum)
silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus)
silvery lupine (Lupinus argenteus)
sticky geranium (Geranium viscosissimum)
western white clematis (Clematis ligusticifolia)
wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Grasses:

bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata)
Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis)
prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha)
rough fescue (Festuca campestris)

Shrubs:

Rocky Mountain maple (Acer glabrum)
blue elderberry (Sambucus cerulea)
mockorange (Philadelphus lewisii)
serviceberry (Amelanchier alnifolia)