Taxon  Report   1054    
Balsamorhiza sagittata  (Pursh) Nutt.
Arrow leaved balsam root,  Arrow leaved balsamroot, Arrowleaf balsamroot
Balsamorhiza sagittata
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Balsamorhiza sagittata
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Balsamorhiza sagittata
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Balsamorhiza sagittata, 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 sagittata
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Genus: Balsamorhiza
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Balsamorhiza sagittata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).