Moonlit Arrowleaf Balsam-root (Okanagan Sunflower)

Moonlit Arrowleaf Balsam-root (Okanagan Sunflower)

A bundle of arrowleaf balsamroot (Balsamorhiza sagittata) illuminated by the light of the moon in the South Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.

Did you know the flower stems can be peeled and eaten, the seeds are nutricious and oil rich, and the roots can be steamed and eaten, or dried and pounded into flour or a coffee substitute?