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Gardening by Osmosis

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Arrowleaf balsamroot was referred to as arrowroot balsam. The yellow bouquets of the native Balsamorrhiza sagittata that grace hillsides, open meadows and forest edges have long been testimony to the longevity of plant.

Before people came from the East to claim the land, indigenous people harvested arrowleaf balsamroot.

Though all parts of the plant are edible, they are not necessarily palatable as the strong pine-scented sap is bitter. native americans used the sticky sap as a topical antiseptic for minor woun...

 

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