Balsamorhiza sagittata

(Arrowleaf Balsamroot)

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Balsamorhiza sagittata, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 3788

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Balsamorhiza sagittata, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 3790

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Balsamorhiza sagittata, Lower Cataract Lake, Summit Co. 3794

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: Foothills and montane (5500 to 9300 ft.); hillsides, sagebrush meadows and open areas.
Plant: Grayish, erect perennial 8 to 20 inches tall with multiple stems.
Leaves: Large, silvery to white or gray-green, hairy, sagittate, basal leaves 6 to 10 inches long and 1-1/4 to 6 inches wide.
Inflorescence: Single (or up to 3) showy composite flower head on each stem, each with long yellowish tubular disc florets, surrounded by bright yellow rays.
Bloom Period: May to July.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and SEINet.
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Colorado Status:
Native

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