Taxon: Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.

Genus: Balsamorhiza
Family: Asteraceae (alt.Compositae)
Nomen number: 6339
Place of publication: Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7:350. 1840
Name Verified on: 06-May-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 29-Oct-2007
Species priority site is: Western Regional PI Station (W6)
Accessions: 51 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - South Dakota
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Colorado, - Idaho, - Montana, - Oregon, - Washington, - Wyoming
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, - California, - Nevada, - Utah
    • Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, - British Columbia


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  • Welsh, S. L. et al. A Utah flora. 1993 (F Utah ed2)


Check other web resources for Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt. :


  • Fruits: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image