Friday Wild Flower

Okanagan Sunflower

Arrowleaf balsamroot flowers – otherwise known as the Okanagan Sunflower – are common wildflowers in the Okanagan Valley and a sure fire indication that spring has arrived.

Their pretty yellow brightness can be found starting in late March, but they don’t last long. All parts of this plant can be eaten, and the seeds can be pressed for oil. The leaves and seeds of these members of the sunflower/aster family have a mild citrus flavour.

I’m looking forward to seeing them again …

Happy Friday, everyone. 🙂

36 thoughts on “Friday Wild Flower”

        1. These wouldn’t be much taller than your ankle, and the diameter of the blooms are much smaller. I was sitting on the grass for this photo, so the plants look bigger than they really are. 🙂

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