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Wildflower Wednesday

Balsam at Sensible Gardening and Living

Probably the showiest of all our spring wildflowers is Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata). Clumps of these bright yellow sunflower-like flowers completely cover the hillsides of our property. They stand about 60 cm tall, and the leaves are distinctly arrowhead shaped, gray and hairy. These plants literally stop traffic when in bloom. Joining Clay & Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday:)