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Balsamorhiza macrolepis (California balsamroot)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Balsamorhiza macrolepis

Balsamorhiza macrolepis Sharp

California Balsamroot

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: BAMA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Shape: Oval
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Leaf Base: Cuneate , Truncate
Fruit Type: Achene

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun



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


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

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