Rather handsome, though a coarse plant, over a foot tall, with hairy, dull green or grayish leaves, crisp and harsh to the touch, variously lobed and cut, chiefly in a clump at the root. The flowers are numerous, from an inch and a half to over two inches across, with deep orange-yellow rays, and grow singly on long flower-stalks. This flourishes on dry plains and mesas.

There are several kinds of Wyethia, resembling Balsam-roots, but their thick roots not resinous.

Balsam root  Balsamorrhiza Hookeri. Woolly Wyethia W.mollis

Balsam-root -Balsamorrhiza Hookeri. Woolly Wyethia-W.mollis. SUNFLOWER FAMILY. Compositae.