Asteraceae
Balsamorhiza serrata

Serrate Balsamroot

Stem erect. Two leaves from base, green, glandular, soft-hairy, 3–8 in. long, narrow to widely oval, pinnately lobed into wide lobes with sharp teeth pointing toward leaf tip. Flower stem with basal leaves only; single flower head with ray flowers less than 1 in. long. Grows in dry rocky soils in open sagebrush, forests. Often hybridizes with B. hookeri in Steens Mountain area.

  • Rarity: Rare
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
  • Found In: Steens
  • Native: Yes