Arrowleaf Balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) is a genus of wildflower in the Heliantheae tribe of the Asteraceae (aster, daisy or sunflower) family.
Balsamroots are perennials with fleshy taproots and caudices (thick short stem) that bear erect stems and large, basal leaves forming a tight rosette. On top of the tall stems, up to 12 inches long, are showy yellow sunflower-like blooms (composites). The plant grows in clumps to a height of 2 1/2 feet.
Canon EOS 7D, 1/500s, f/10.0, ISO: 200, 70mm
This photo is included in the arrowleaf balsamroot card series 1 intended for greeting cards or wall art.