Balsamorhiza hookeri

Hairy Balsamroot

Cluster of gray silky-haired leaves rises from a thick root. Leaves 4–12 in. long, divided into linear-oblong segments. Flower head single on leafless stem; ray flowers about 1 in. long. Grows along eastern Columbia River Gorge and throughout steppe. Differs noticeably from B. incana, hoary balsamroot, which is larger and very hairy.

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