Definition of Balsamorhiza
1. Noun. Genus of coarse western American herbs with large roots containing an aromatic balsam.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Balsamroot
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Balsamorhiza
Literary usage of Balsamorhiza
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Botany by Geological Survey of California, William Henry Brewer, Sereno Watson, Asa Gray (1880)
"... (I) balsamorhiza & tere- ing a single head : scales of the involucre linear or lanceolate, acuminate, ..."
2. Rubber-content of North American Plants by Harvey Monroe Hall, Frances Louise Long (1921)
"1107. Baileya multiradiata, Santa Rita Reserve, Arizona. 906. Balsamorhiza deltoidea, near La Grande, Oregon. 1040. Balsamorhiza deltoidea, Ogden, Utah. ..."
3. Zoe: A Biological Journal by Townshend Stith Brandegee, Katharine Layne Brandegee (1908)
"The leaves are thick and the whole plant so nearly simulates Balsamorhiza sagittata that I have, no doubt it is quite common where that plant has been ..."
4. The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits by Mary Elizabeth Parsons (1906)
"Balsamorhiza sagittata, Nutt. Composite Family. Leaves. ... We have several species of Balsamorhiza, all having thick roots, with resinous bark with the ..."
5. Flora of the State of Washington by Charles Vancouver Piper (1906)
"Balsamorhiza hirsuta Nutt Trans. Am. Phil Soc 7: 349. 1840. TYPE LOCALITY: "Dry plains east of Walla Walla, near the Blue Mountains, and in the Grande Ronde ..."