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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.

Balsam Root / Sensible Gardening and Living
Balsam Root / Sensible Gardening and Living

Joining Clay & Limestone for Wildflower Wednesday:)

4 thoughts on “Wildflower Wednesday

  1. That’s a pretty flower and new to me…I can see why the are traffic stoppers! Thank you for joining the WW celebration.

  2. If i am in that part of the world, i will get some seeds or plantlets for my own garden. Ornamental plants for commerce certainly were once considered weeds too! Those are so lovely to be considered weeds. I love it.

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