Coarse but rather effective flowers, with smooth, stiff, branching stems, about three feet high, and dark dull green leaves. The flower-heads are over an inch and a half across, with bright yellow rays and centers and very resinous, shiny buds. There are several kinds of Balsamorrhiza. Both the Latin and common names allude to the aromatic roots.

Laphamia. biseiosa. Gum Plant  Grindelia, latifolia. Arrow leaf Balsam root Balsamorrhiza sagittata

Laphamia. biseiosa. Gum Plant- Grindelia, latifolia. Arrow-leaf Balsam-root-Balsamorrhiza sagittata. SUNFLOWER FAMILY. Compositae.