Taxon  Report   1055    
Balsamorhiza sericea  W.A. Weber
Silky balsamroot
Balsamorhiza sericea
© 2015 John Doyen
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Balsamorhiza sericea
© 2016 Keir Morse
Balsamorhiza sericea
© 2016 Keir Morse
Balsamorhiza sericea, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Balsamorhiza sericea
© 2019 Belinda Lo
Genus: Balsamorhiza
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 6.2; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Balsamorhiza sericea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 19, 2019).