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Hairy Balsamroot Balsamorhiza hookeri

 

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Hairy Balsamroot
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Family: Asteraceae, Aster view all from this family



Description The leaves of this species are deeply segmented, appearing in basal tufts from a woody taproot with the 4-12 in., leafless flowering stems. These bear solitary, 2-3 in. wide, yellow sunflower-like flowers.


Flower April - June.


Flower April - June


Habitat Grassy, rocky, subalkaline flats; scrublands; 2500-5000 ft.


Range Washington to c. California (absent from Oregon), east to Idaho and n.w. Colorado.


Exposure Preference Sun.


Native Distribution Washington to c. California (absent from Oregon), e. to Idaho & n.w. Colorado


Site Preference Grassy, rocky, subalkaline flats; scrublands; 2500-5000 ft.


Soil Preference Dry, rocky soils.


 

 

 

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