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 (bôl′səm-ro͞ot′, -ro͝ot′)
Any of several western North American perennial herbs of the genus Balsamorhiza in the composite family, having radiate heads of yellow flowers. The large roots of some species were used as food by certain Native American peoples.
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Noun1.balsamroot - a plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taprootsbalsamroot - a plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots
Balsamorhiza, genus Balsamorhiza - genus of coarse western American herbs with large roots containing an aromatic balsam
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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The last, largest meadow was the grandest of all, what with the cheerful yellow blooms of balsamroot.
All have a gluten free option of GF flat bread from Balsamroot Bakery.
Amidst the bracken ferns and balsamroot were tiny star-shaped flowers I could not name.
The bright yellow arrowleaf balsamroot is flowering there as cottonwoods fill out.
From Arrowleaf Balsamroot, whose flowers and roots were cooked and eaten by Indians, to Zigadenus Elegans, a poisonous death camas flower planted by Indians around their camp perimeters to ward off evil spirits, "Mountain Wildflowers" presents a rainbow of relevant information about beautiful mountain wildflowers for young readers.
While apple strawberry and ginger wines are common more unusual recipes include Japanese knotweed Prune Cattail Madrone Bark Arrowleaf Balsamroot and wild flowers like violet rose and wisteria.
This month, yellow balsamroot blankets Dog Mountain; pack a picnic and head up the loop trail to the 2,948-foot summit.
On another, I marveled at the bright yellow blossoms of balsamroot poking stoically through a soggy coverlet of new spring snow.
Balsamroot, chocolate lily, Columbia and Suksdorf desert parsley, yellow bell, lupine and stork's bill contribute to the floral parade running from March into June.
Forbs are broadleaf plants that don't have woody stems and include perennial plants such as arrowleaf balsamroot and tapertip hawksbeard.
During the corps' eastward push in the spring of 1806, Lewis collected more than 70 new plants, including modern favorites such as salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis) and balsamroot (Buphthalmum sagittatum).