arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata)

single plant with many stems of arrowleaf shaped leaves from base with yellow daisy-like flowers

arrowleaf balsamroot


Common name: arrowleaf balsamroot
Botanical name:  Balsamorhiza sagittata

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 16 – 30 inches
Water: low, drought tolerant once established
Soil type: dry, well-drained firm soils including clay

Perennial wildflower with large yellow daisy-like flowers and grey-green leaves; blooms in spring; begins blooming at 3-5 years; needs moisture in spring then dry; edible; does not like to be transplanted

  • single plant of balsamroot showing gently draping arrow-shaped leaves emerging from central root
    arrowleaf balsamroot leaves