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Key to Balsamorhiza

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(For a list of species in Balsamorhiza, use the above link.)

Jepson Manual glossary definitions can be seen by moving your cursor over words underlined with dots.

1. Leaf blade widely triangular, base cordate and ± hastate, margin entire to coarsely dentate

2. Leaf generally scabrous to thinly stiff-hairy; phyllaries glandular and loosely long-soft-hairy ..... B. deltoidea

2' Leaf densely canescent-tomentose, at least when young; phyllary bases permanently tomentose ..... B. sagittata

1' Leaf blade lanceolate to elliptic or ovate, base generally not cordate or hastate, margin coarsely toothed to deeply divided

3. Leaf blade coarsely serrate but generally not deeply lobed ..... B. serrata

3' Leaf blade generally deeply pinnately lobed to divided

4. Stem densely glandular-puberulent (and generally also sparsely long-hairy) ..... B. hirsuta

4' Stem strigose to densely hairy (sometimes also gland-dotted), sometimes becoming ± glabrous

5. Outer phyllaries lanceolate, 2–4 mm wide, acuminate; herbage densely ± white-tomentose ..... B. lanata

5' Outer phyllaries lance-ovate to widely ovate, 4–10 mm wide, obtuse to acute; herbage finely strigose to silky or bristly, green to densely silvery-canescent

6. Outer phyllaries 20–40 mm, >> disk; leaves thinly strigose, green or lightly silvery-canescent ..... B. macrolepis

6' Outer phyllaries 12–24 mm, generally = or slightly > disk; leaves generally densely strigose, lightly canescent to silvery

7. Leaf ± gray-green (generally not silvery), lobes generally again divided; e Cascade Range, n High Sierra Nevada, Modoc Plateau ..... B. hookeri

7' Leaf silvery, lobes generally entire; e Klamath Ranges ..... B. sericea


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