Meadows

meadow community

meadow community

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meadow or prairie plants prefer sunny, dry locations with little water.  Meadow communities are usually comprised of both grasses and forbs that tolerate drought but also thrive with some water, especially in spring.  Some meadow communities are mowed at least annually; other meadow communities are found in more formal gardens and landscapes.

Our meadow community plants available in 2018:
(click each species for more information on that plant)

Wildflowers:

arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)
blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)
fringed sage (Artemisia frigida)
hairy golden aster (Heterotheca villosa)
Indian paintbrush (Castilleja miniata)
Oregon sunshine (Eriophyllum lanatum)
pale purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)
scarlet gilia (Ipomopsis aggregata)
shaggy fleabane (Erigeron pumilus)
showy fleabane (Erigeron speciosus)
showy milkweed (Asclepias speciosa)
silky lupine (Lupinus sericeus)
silvery lupine (Lupinus argenteus)
sticky geranium (Geranium viscissisimum)
sulfur buckwheat (Eriogonum umbellatum)
wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

Grasses:

blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)
bluebunch wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata)
Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis)
prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha)