Calflora
Taxon  Report   1051    
Balsamorhiza macrolepis  W. M. Sharp
Big scale balsam root,  California balsamroot
Balsamorhiza macrolepis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
California Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Balsamorhiza
Habitat: slopes

Communities: Valley Grassland, Foothill Woodland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Balsamorhiza macrolepis var. macrolepis
More information about  Balsamorhiza macrolepis
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (BAMA3)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Mar 26, 2019).