nbalsamroota plant of the genus Balsamorhiza having downy leaves in a basal rosette and yellow flowers and long balsam-scented taproots
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
nbalsamrootA name given in California to species of Balsamorrhiza, a genus of low, coarse, perennial composite plants, allied to the sunflower. They have deep thick roots which contain a terebinthinate balsam. These roots are eaten by the natives after being peeled and baked.
View full size Jamie Francis The John Day River meanders through its 1,200-foot deep canyon beyond the blooms of arrowleaf balsamroot wildflowers at the new Cottonwood Canyon State Park.