Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt., “Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc. ser. 2, 7: 350” 350 1840. (Syn: Balsamorhiza helianthoides (Nutt.) Nutt.; Buphthalmum sagittatum Pursh; Espeletia helianthoides Nutt.; Espeletia sagittata (Pursh) Nutt.);

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Balsamorhiza sagittata (Pursh) Nutt. 
Common names: Arrowleaf balsamroot
Perennial herb with fleshy root, stem erect; leaves few long petiolate, lobed; heads radiate, yellow, on long peduncles; both ray and disc florets yellow; achenes 3-4-angled. 
Photographed from Shasta mountains, California.
Fleshy roots are edible and were dried and powdered by early Americans.



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