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Balsamorhiza  sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.  trib. Heliantheae 
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FamilyASTERACEAE
Genus species var.Balsamorhiza  sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.  trib. Heliantheae
SynonymsBuphthalmum sagittatum Pursh (basionym)
 Balsamorhiza helianthoides (Nutt.) Nutt.
 Espeletia sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.
Territory Western CanadaNorthwestern U.S.A.North-Central U.S.A.Southwestern U.S.A.
rocky slopes
Altitude900-3000m
Description basal leaves long petiolate, triangular-sagittate, to 30cm long, entire, silvery, stem leaves very reduced, capitula solitary, ligules 2-4cm long
Size20-40cm
Coloryellow
Bloomspring, early summer
Ca
Typetuft
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, barely covered, germ. 1 month, 10-16°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyFlora of North America www.eFloras.org
Compositae Checklist compositae.landcareresearch.co.nz
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