Balsamorhiza deltoidea, Mule's Ears or Balsamroot

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Choice Northwest native with attractive nectar-rich yellow mini-sunflowers. Long-lived if given a dry resting period when dormant. The leaves resemble fuzzy mule's ears and the flowers are on short stalks. Edible shoots - raw; edible roots - raw or cooked (sweeter). Roasted roots have historically been used for a coffee substitute. Roots are substantial and the plant resents being moved once planted as a youngster. 2' x 2'Minimum temperature: -10° F