in A. I. Tolmatchew, Fl. Arct. URSS 10: 115. 1987
Coastal Alaska and low-arctic Canada, arctic Eurasia, ne Asia (s to Japan).
Subspecies 2 (2 in the flora).
When Hultén described Chrysanthemum arcticum subsp. polare, he mapped the two subspecies. Along the Bering Strait in Alaska, all the material appears to belong to subsp. polare, except at Norton Bay, where a specimen (ALA) could be attributed to subsp. arcticum. That population would be very disjunct from the range of the subspecies along the south coast of Alaska. The two subspecies do not overlap widely in North America.
|1||Plants 10–40 cm (more in fruit); stems sometimes branched; blades of basal leaves fan-shaped to cuneate or spatulate, 3–5(–7)-lobed; ray laminae (15–)17–25(–31) mm, veins (5–)8–10(–12)||Arctanthemum arcticum subsp. arcticum|
|1||Plants (2.5–)5–20(–26) cm (more in fruit); stems not branched; blades of basal leaves cuneate to spatulate, 0–3-lobed; ray laminae (7–)9–18(–21) mm, veins 4–5(–7)||Arctanthemum arcticum subsp. polare|