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Origin: US Native Wildflower
Other Common Names: Arrow-leaved balsamroot, Oregon Sunflower
Bloom Time: Spring
Height: 18 in to 24 in
Spacing: 15 in to 24 in
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Medium
USDA Zone: 3a-9b
Germination: Sow seeds just below moist soil surface at 70F for 1 month. Move to 30F for 1 month, then bring back to 50F.
Seeds Per Oz: 3000
Native to the deserts and mountains of western United States, Arrowleaf Balsamroot is a spring blooming member of the sunflower family. Its deep taproot enables this plant to survive fire, drought, and grazing. Animals of the mountains and prairies such as deer, elk, pronghorn, and sheep love to feed on its foliage. This plant also has a history of extensive medicinal and culinary use, primarily by Native Americans. Captain Lewis gathered the first Arrowleaf Balsamroot specimen on July 7, 1806 as he and the Lewis and Clark expedition traveled along Montana’s Blackfoot River. The plant’s Latin name of “Balsamorhiza” is derived from its strongly balsam scented root, while “sagittata” refers to Sagittarius, the constellation of the archer.
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