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Arrowleaf Balsamroot

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Balsamorhiza sagittata

Beloved spring-blooming Western wildflower, edible and extremely drought-tolerant.

Nothing says spring like hiking through hillsides of bright yellow balsamroot. The entire plant is edible and has been used medicinally by Native Americans, who showed its benefits to Lewis and Clark. Plants develop a 6' long taproot, making them resistant to drought, grazing, and fire. Full sun!

For more information about growing this plant, visit the USDA plant guide.

Seeds were grown by Joseph Lofthouse in Paradise, Utah, Twisp River Seeds in Twisp, Washington, Bluebird Forest Garden in Orofino, Idaho, and Sly Owl Ranch in Garden Valley, Idaho.

55 seeds.

Directions: Direct seed in fall for spring germination. Young plants have only one or two small leaves. Plants take many years to bloom and become established.

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