Balsamorhiza macrophylla

Balsamorhiza macrophylla

Cutleaf balsamroot

Perennial; low to moderate water requirement, full sun to partial shade. Large sunflower-like blossoms develop on stems reaching 3 ft. in height. Lance-shaped, pinnately lobed leaves with distinct turpentine odor. Occurs in the midmontane zone, often in open areas, oak clones, and usually on north facing slopes.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
12 
- 36 
in.
Life Form: 
Perennial
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
Low - Moderate
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
30.80 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
55,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Yellow
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer