Arrowleaf’s blooming in Boise Foothills

balsamrootSurprise! The arrowleaf balsamroot is blooming in the lower Boise Foothills at about 2,900 feet.

I spotted some at the entrance of Warm Springs Mesa on Warm Springs Road.  It’s a member of the sunflower family and also called the Oregon sunflower.

It’s native to Idaho and the West and you’ll find it in lower foothills and up in timber country.

It’s one of the first large wildflowers to come out and makes for great photo opportunities.

Photo by Pete Zimowsky/Idaho Statesman

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