Friends of Kootenay Blog

Access stories and photos about the natural and human history of Kootenay National Park and Columbia Valley Includes highlights about the Friends of Kootenay National Park activities and programs.

 

What's Up - Arrowleaf Balsamroot

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Deer, elk, and bighorn sheep all graze this plant - Photo by Larry Halverson


Balsamroot grows on the dry open hills and rocky slopes in the south west portion of Kootenay National Park. The plant doesn’t last long, once the flowers wither the leaves will fade making it hard to find any evidence of the plant.