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Color Of Canvas:

  • Full Color
  • Sepia
  • Black and White

Size Of Canvas:

  • 18X24
  • 27X36
  • 36X54
  • 3-10x20
  • 3-12x24
  • 3-16x32
  • 3-20x40
  • 3-24x48
  • 3-30x60

Type Of Canvas:

  • Rolled Canvas ( no frame )
  • Triptych Canvas

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Product Description

Balsamroot Wildflowers Canvas Prints

Balsamroot Wildflowers Canvas Prints Balsamorhiza is a genus of plants in the sunflower family known commonly as balsamroots. These are perennials with fleshy taproots and caudices bearing erect stems and large, basal leaves. Atop the tall stems are showy yellow sunflower-like blooms. Balsamroots are native to western North. Native Americans used the sticky sap of this plant as a topical antiseptic for minor wounds. The large taproots produced by Balsamorhiza sagittata are edible and were harvested, dried, and ground into a starchy flour by Native Americans when other food plants were scarce. The entire plant is edible and nutritious, but not necessarily enjoyable because it contains a bitter, strongly pine-scented sap. The plants' large taproots are reported to be very palatable and far less bitter than the above-ground parts of the plant. The plant grows on dry hillsides and dry open meadows throughout the Mountain West of North America. The plant can be easily confused with species belonging to the genus Wyethia and Wyethia and Balsamorhiza tend to have very similar appearance and flowering habits. Wyethia species are easily distinguished from Balsamorhiza due to their very sharply lanced leaves which lack the fuzzy silver gray appearance of Balsamorhiza species. Balsamorhiza sagittata is the most common and widespread species in the genus within the Mountain West of North America.

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