Balsamorhiza hispidula

W. M. Sharp

Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 22: 137, fig. 3, plate 5. 1935.

Synonyms: Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hispidula (W. M. Sharp) Cronquist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 98. Mentioned on page 94.
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Plants 6–40 cm. Leaves: blades bright green, narrowly lance-elliptic to lanceolate, (6–)15–25(–40) × (3–)5–9+ cm (1–2-pinnatifid, primary lobes lanceolate to oblanceolate, 10–45 × 2–15 mm, secondary lobes usually divergent, antrorse), bases ± cuneate, ultimate margins usually entire (± revolute and/or thickened, often ciliate), apices acute to attenuate, faces ± hispidulous to hirtellous (gland-dotted as well; veins ± scabrous). Heads borne singly. Involucres campanulate to hemispheric 10–25 mm diam. Outer phyllaries lanceolate to linear, 12–20 mm, not surpassing inner, apices acute to attenuate (margins often ciliate). Ray laminae 15–40 mm (abaxially glabrous).

Phenology: Flowering Apr–May.
Habitat: Basalt scablands and desert-steppe areas, juniper and sagebrush scrublands
Elevation: 1800–2500 m



Ariz., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wyo.


Distribution of Balsamorhiza hispidula is highly disrupted in the southern part of its range.

Selected References


Lower Taxa

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Ariz. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +  and Wyo. +
1800–2500 m +
Basalt scablands and desert-steppe areas, juniper and sagebrush scrublands +
Flowering Apr–May. +
Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. +
Balsamorhiza hookeri var. hispidula +
Balsamorhiza hispidula +
Balsamorhiza subg. Balsamorhiza +
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