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Balsamorhiza serrata
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Balsamorhiza serrata (serrate balsamroot) is a North American species of plants in the sunflower tribe within the aster family.


The plant is native to the Western United States, including the Great Basin region.

It has been found in Washington, Oregon, northern Nevada, and the Modoc Plateau in Modoc County of northeastern California.


Balsamorhiza serrata is an herb up to 30 cm (12 inches) tall. Leaves have teeth along the edges, hence the name "serrata."

It has yellow flower heads, usually borne one at a time, with both ray florets and disc florets.

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