Balsamorhiza sagittata (Arrowleaf balsamroot)

Drought tolerant perennial; full sunlight. Showy yellow sunflower-like flowers bloom May to July along open hillsides, grasslands, sagebrush, or open pine forests. Leaves, stems and flowers provide valuable spring forage for bighorn sheep, deer, elk and pronghorn. Good pollinator species; seeds eaten by birds and rodents; may be an indicator of good sage-grouse habitat. Similar to B. careyana, but has larger flower heads, soft and silky leaves, and greater hairiness. Hybridization between the two species may also occur. Excellent restoration species.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Asteraceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Forb/Herb

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple Stem

Mature Height: 24 in.

Bloom Color: Yellow

Bloom Period: Late Spring

Annual Precipitation: 8-25 in.

Drought Tolerance: High

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status:

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

Nitrogen fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 6.5-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 58,400

Seeding Rate: 7-15 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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