[The Sunflower Family in Mt. Adams Country: Wildflowers like Daisies]

Balsamroots in Mt. Adams Country

The Genus Balsamorhiza

Carey's balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Carey's balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana

Carey's Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana (Synonyms: Balsamorhiza careyana var. careyana, Balsamorhiza careyana var. intermedia) - Leaves with entire margins. Plants to 50-100 cm high.

Hybrid Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza careyana X hookeri - Leaves variable, some highly pinnatifid to others nearly entire. Plants to 60 cm high.

Deltoid Balsamroot, Northwest Balsamroot, Puget Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza deltoidea - Leaves broad with crenate (rounded to coarse teeth) margins, often wavy margined too. One to several flower heads per inflorescence, the central head much larger and higher than the lateral ones.

Hairy Balsamroot, Hooker's Balsamroot, Hare's Head Balsamroot: Balsamorhiza hookeri (Synonyms: Balsamorhiza hirsuta, Balsamorhiza hirsuta var. lagocephala, Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hirsuta, Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hookeri, Balsamorhiza hookeri var. lagocephala) - Leaves pinnatifid. Plants to 20 cm high. Plants in this area fit the old Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hookeri.

Paul Slichter