Native Plants in the Ethnobotany Garden

Below is the list of the Native plants in the Ethnobotany Garden. The list is alphabetical by scientific name, then the common name in English and then the name in Montana Native American languages.

A-B

A

Achillea millefolium

  • Common name: Yarrow
  • Blackfeet:  Aohtoksoo'ki 

Allium cernuum

  • Common name: Nodding Onion

Antennaria microphylla

  • Common name: Pussy Toes

Aquilegia flavescens

  • Common name: Columbine

Actostaphylos uva-ursi

  • Common Name: Kinnick Kinnick

Arnia sororia

  • Common name: Twin Prairie Arnica

Artemisia frigida

  • Common name: Fringed Sage

Artemisia ludoviciana

  • Common name: White Sage

Artemisia tridentata

  • Common name: Sagebrush
  • Salish name: Pupunelp 

Asclespias speciosa

  • Common name: Common Milkweed
  • Crow name: Chéetisbaxupe 

B

Balamorhiza sagittata

  • Common name: Arrowlead Balsamroot

Bouteloua gracilis

  • Common name: Blue Grama

C-D

C

Cammasia quamash

  • Common name: Small Camas

Campanula rotundifolia

  • Common name: Blue Harebells

Carex garberi Fernald

  • Common name: Elk Sedge

Cerastium arvense

  • Common name: Spring Chickweed

Cornus stolonifera

  • Common name: Red Osier Dogwood

Coryphantha vivipara

  • Common name: Cushion cactus

Crataegus douglasii

  • Common name: Hawthorn

 D

Dalea purpure

  • Common name:
Purple Prairie Clover

Dasiphora fruticosa

  • Common name: Shrubby cinquefoil

E-G

E

Echinaceae angustifolia

  • Common name: Purple Coneflower

Epilobium angustifolium

  • Common name: Fireweed

Ericameria nauseosa

  • Common name: Rubber Rabbitbrush

Erigeron purpuratus

  • Common name: Purple Fleabane

F

Festuca idahoensis

  • Common name: Idaho Fescue

Fragaria virginiana

  • Common name: Wild Strawberry

 G

Gaillardia aristate

  • Common name: Blanketflower

Geum triflorum

  • Common name: Prairie Smoke

Glycryrrhiza lepidota Pursh

  • Common name: Wild Licorice

Grindelia squarrose

  • Common name: Curlycup Gumweed

H-J

H

Helianthus maximiliani

  • Common name: Maximillian Sunflower
  • Nakoda: (Wíwahja), A’aninin: (Niihccn’aancch)

Heterotheca villosa

  • Common name: Hairy Golden Aster

Heuchera cylindrica

  • Common name: Alum Root

Hierochloe odorata

  • Common name: Sweetgrass
  • Blackfeet name: Kakitsimo

I

Iris missouriensis

  • Common name: Rocky Mountain Iris

 J

Juniperus communis

  • Common name: Common Juniper
  • Sioux name: Wazi

Juniperus horizontalis

  • Common name: Creeping Juniper

K-L

K

Koeleria macrantha

  • Common name: Junegrass

L

Lewisia rediviva

  • Common name: Bitterroot

Liatris punctata

  • Common name: Dotted Blazing Star

Lomatium cous

  • Common name: Biscuit root

M-N

M

Mammilaria gracilis

  • Common name: Thimble Cactus

Mentha arvensis

  • Common name: Wild mint

Monarda fistulosa

  • Common name: Wild Bergamot

O-Q

O

Oenothera cespisota

  • Common name: Gumbo Lily

Opuntia polycantha

  • Common name: Fragile Prickly Pear

P

Penstemon eriantherus

Common name: Fuzzy Tongue Penstemon

Penstemon procerus

  • Common name: Penstemon

Penstemon wilcoxii

  • Common name: Wilcox Penstemon

Polemonium pulcherrimum

  • Common name: Jacob's Ladder

Prunus virginiana

  • Common name: Chokecherry

R-S

R

Ratibida columnifera

  • Common name: Prairie Coneflower

Ribes aureum

  • Common name: Golden currant

Rosa woodsii 

  • Common name: Wood's Rose 
  • Salish name: Lukw useli

S

 Salix geyereiana

  • Common name: Geyer's willow

Shepherdia canadensis

  • Common name: Buffaloberry
  • Nakoda name: (Dagú sasá), A’aninin: (KyáakiØáábyinch)

Smilicina stellata

  • Common name: Lily of the Valley

Solidago missouriensis

  • Common name: Goldenrod

Stellaria media

  • Common name: Chickweed

Stipa comata

  • Common name: Needle and Thread Grass

Symphoricarpos albus

  • Common name: Snowberry

Symphoricarpos occidentalis

  • Common name: Western Snowberry

Symphyotrichum falacatum

  • Common name: White Prairie Aster

T-V

T

Thalictrum occidentale

  • Common name: Western Meadowrue

W-Z

Y

Yucca glauca

  • Common name: Yucca