Taproots relatively slender, bark relatively thin, not corrugated; rhizomes sometimes present (relatively short, deep-seated); caudices seldom branched. Petioles mostly shorter than leaf-blades. Basal leaves: blades mostly lanceolate, lance-elliptic, lanceovate, linear-oblong, oblong, or ovate, often 1–2-pinnatifid or pinnately lobed, sometimes cordate, ultimate margins usually crenate, dentate, or serrate, seldom entire. Cauline leaves mostly proximal to mid-stems. Ray corollas mostly yellow (becoming brick-red and chartaceous in B. rosea).

Distribution

w North America

Discussion

Species 9 (9 in the flora).

Members of subg. Balsamorhiza usually inhabit shallow, rocky soils.

Selected References

None.

"broader" is not a number.

not tailed +, rounded +  and obtuse +
connate +  and distinct +
subequal +
scarious +
usually ovate +  and lanceolate +
usually deltate +  and lanceolate +
less corymbiform +  and racemiform +
indeterminate +  and determinate +
William A. Weber +
Hooker ex Nuttall +
bristlelike +
coroniform +
not corrugated +
mostly truncate +  and cuneate +
compound +  and simple +
cordate;lobed;1-2-pinnatifid;ovate;oblong;ovate;oblong;linear-oblong;lanceovate;lance-elliptic;lanceolate +
winged;ribbed;winged;ribbed +
tuberculate +  and rugose +
barbellulate +  and barbellate +
yellow +  and orange +
hairy +  and glabrous +
3-4-angled +  and prismatic +
fertile +  and bisexual +
fertile +  and bisexual +
w North America +
glabrous +, stipitate-glandular +, velutinous +, tomentose +, strigose +, sericeous +, scabrous +, puberulent +, pilose +, hispid +  and hirsute +
pistillate +, staminate +  and neuter +
winged +  and beaked +
dispersed +
indeterminate +
homogamous +  and heterogamous +
each +  and sessile +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br />) +
turbinate;hemispheric +
alternate +  and opposite +
deltate +
entire +, serrate +  and dentate +
crenate +  and entire +
2-carpellate +
persistent +
8 +  and 20 +
unequal +  and subequal +
Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. +
bearing subulate enations +, hairy +  and bristly +
flat;convex +
exalbuminous +
appendaged +  and truncate +
hirsutulous +  and glabrous +
papillate +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Enceliinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Engelmanniinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Spilanthinae +, Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Verbesininae +  and Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Zinniinae +
Balsamorhiza subg. Balsamorhiza +
Balsamorhiza +
subgenus +
cylindric +
cylindric +
shorter to longer than campanulate +
entire +, serrate +  and dentate +
45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br /> (100 cm1,000 mm <br />1 m <br />) +
10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br /> (45 cm450 mm <br />0.45 m <br />) +
shrub +  and subshrub +