Balsamorhiza hookeri facts for kids
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|Balsamorhiza hookeri in flower on Badger Mountain, Douglas County Washington|
Balsamorhiza hookeri (Hooker's balsamroot) is a North American species of perennial plant in the sunflower family. It grows in the Great Basin and neighboring regions in the western United States. It is found in Washington, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Arizona.
Leaves and stems
Leaves are compound pinnate, with the leaflet divisions also divided or deeply lobed. Basal leaves are hairy and may be up to 16 inches (41 cm) long.
The stem is leafless and hairy.
Inflorescence and fruit
Habitat and range
It tends to grow in rockier habitats than its cousin, arrow-leaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata). It hybridizes with arrow-leaf balsamroot, which has arrow shaped leaves. The result is a plant with leaves that are arrow shaped, but also deeply divided.
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