Asteraceae
Balsamorhiza sagittata

Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Clump of upright leaves, erect stems. Leaves widely triangular, with heart-shaped base, 8–24 in., entire, pale olive-green, velvety on both sides. Soon after bloom time, leaves become hairless, twisted, papery. Flower stem 1–3 ft. tall, leafless, holds single 4 in. flower above usually woolly bracts. Ray flowers 1–2 in. long. Grows in deep rich soils in ponderosa pine and sagebrush habitats, often in huge patches, at mid elevations. The most widespread Balsamorhiza.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid-Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--36 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens, Wallowas, East Gorge, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes