Balsamorhiza saggitata balsamroot
Asteraceae Aster or Sunflower Family (also known as the Composite Family: Compositae)
Heads have both RAY & DISK Flowers, ray flowers-orange or yellow
Key Words: Composite Flowers in disk-like heads
Family ID traits:
- What seems to be a “flower” is really a bouquet of many flowers
- Can have either DISK or RAY flowers, or both in a “flower head”
- Have green modified leaves – bracts – surrounding the flower head.
Habitat: shrub-steppe to low montane forest.
Widespread. Perennial. Spring bloomer.