Beloved spring-blooming Western wildflower, edible and extremely drought-tolerant.
Nothing says spring like hiking through hillsides of bright yellow balsamroot. The entire plant is edible and has been used medicinally by Native Americans, who showed its benefits to Lewis and Clark. Plants develop a 6' long taproot, making them resistant to drought, grazing, and fire. Full sun!
Seeds saved by Joseph Lofthouse in Paradise, Utah, Bluebird Farm in Orofino, Idaho, and Native Seeds in Utah.