Taxon  Report   1049    
Balsamorhiza hookeri  Nutt.
Hooker's balsam root,  Hooker's balsamroot
Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2010 Neal Kramer
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Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2008 Christopher L. Christie
Balsamorhiza hookeri
© 2003 Penn Martin II
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 Gary A. Monroe
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
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).