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Balsamorhiza incana (Hoary balsamroot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Balsamorhiza incana

Balsamorhiza incana Nutt.

Hoary Balsamroot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblong , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Entire , Serrate
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Bloom time may extend to July.


USA: CA , ID , MT , OR , WA , WY

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Balsamorhiza incana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Balsamorhiza incana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Balsamorhiza incana


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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