Balsamorhiza sagittata

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Scientific Name Balsamorhiza sagittata USDA PLANTS Symbol
BASA3
Common Name Arrowleaf Balsamroot ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
36818
Family Asteraceae (Sunflower) SEINet
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Description Life Zones and Habitat: Widespread including foothills and montane life zones. Hillsides open areas.
Plant: Grayish, erect perennial 8 to 24 inches tall with multiple stems.
Leaves: Large, hairy, triangular basal leaves 8 to 20 inches long.
Inflorescence: Single showy composite flower head on each stem, each with long yellowish tubular disc florets, surrounded by bright yellow ray flowers (petals); hairy involucres.
References: Descr. adapted from SEINet and Wikipedia.
Colorado Status
Native
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