Arrowleaf Balsamroot

Balsamhoriza sagittata

A long-lived, drought tolerant , broadleaf with sunflower-like blossoms that can be found throughout colder, dry areas of the western United States, most abundantly in mountain areas up to 9,000 ft. Blooms May – July. The leaf blades are arrow-shaped, and fuzzy on the top side. It has a large taproot that can be cooked and eaten. Nearly all parts of this plant were used as food by Native Americans. Slow to establish and fall seeding is recommended.

Lifespan: Perennial
Season: Cool
Origin: Native
Soil: Sandy
Habitat: Deserts, Prairies, Foothills, Ditch banks

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