Asteraceae
Balsamorhiza rosea

Rosy Balsamroot

Prostrate plant from coarse woody root. Leaves 2–8 in. long, divided nearly to the reddish midrib, often expanding outward near ground. Leaf longer than stalk. Flower head on leafless stem or with 2 small leaves near base. Cup densely covered with white hairs. Ray flowers overlapping, deep yellow, becoming rosy red with age. A rare plant, found on rocky soils. Sometimes hybridizes with Carey's balsamroot, B. careyana.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Mid Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: to 12 inches
  • Habitat: Dry Rocky Sites, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Southeastern WA, Northeast OR
  • Native: Yes