Calflora
Taxon  Report   1049    
Balsamorhiza hookeri  Nutt.
Hooker's balsam root,  Hooker's balsamroot
Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2008 Gary A. Monroe
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2003 Penn Martin II
Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2010 Neal Kramer
Balsamorhiza hookeri, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Balsamorhiza
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Balsamorhiza macrolepis var. platylepis
More information about  Balsamorhiza hookeri
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (BAHO)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 20, 2018).

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