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Balsamorhiza deltoidea Nutt.
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: BADE2
USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)
A plant of woodland openings and open hillsides from California north to British Columbia, where it is listed as an endangered species due to habitat destruction and is found only on the southern shore of Vancouver Island. It does best where fires occur rather regularly; modern suppression of fire has reduced favorable habitat for it.
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Crenate , Dentate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cordate , Sagittate
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: CA , OR , WA
Native Habitat: Salt Water Shorelines
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Balsamorhiza deltoidea in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Balsamorhiza deltoidea in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Balsamorhiza deltoidea
MetadataRecord Modified: 2022-12-22
Research By: TWC Staff