Taxon  Report   1056    
Balsamorhiza serrata  A. Nelson & J. F. Macbr.
Serrate balsam root,  Serrate balsamroot
Balsamorhiza serrata
© 2010 Gerald Carr
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Balsamorhiza serrata
© 2010 Gerald Carr
Balsamorhiza serrata
© 2018 Jennifer Tiehm
Balsamorhiza serrata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Balsamorhiza serrata
© 2010 Gerald Carr
Genus: Balsamorhiza
Communities: Sagebrush Scrub
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

More information about  Balsamorhiza serrata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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).