Arnica fulgens


Fl. Amer. Sept. 2: 527. 1813

Common names: Foothill arnica
Synonyms: Arnica monocephala Rydberg Arnica pedunculata Rydberg
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 370. Mentioned on page 367.
Plants 10–75 cm. Stems solitary, simple. Leaves 3–5 pairs, crowded toward stem bases (some or all axils with dense tufts of brown wool); petiolate (petioles at least basal leaves, narrow or broadly winged); blades (with 3 or 5 prominent, subparallel veins) usually narrowly oblanceolate to oblong, rarely oval or broadly spatulate, 4.5–20 × 0.5–2.5 cm, margins denticulate, apices obtuse, faces moderately uniformly hairy, stipitate-glandular. Heads 1(–3). Involucres broadly hemispheric. Phyllaries 13–21, elliptic-oblong or narrowly to broadly lanceolate. Ray florets 8–16; corollas yellow-orange. Disc florets: corollas yellow; anthers yellow. Cypselae brown, 3.5–7 mm, densely hirsute, sometimes sparingly stipitate-glandular; pappi usually white, sometimes tawny, bristles barbellate. 2n = 38, 57.

Phenology: Flowering May–Jul.
Habitat: Prairies and grasslands to montane conifer forests
Elevation: 500–3000 m



Alta., B.C., Man., Sask., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Nev., N.Dak., Oreg., S.Dak., Utah, Wash., Wyo.




Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.

Facts about "Arnica fulgens"
AuthorSteven J. Wolf +
AuthorityPursh +
Common nameFoothill arnica +
DistributionAlta. +, B.C. +, Man. +, Sask. +, Calif. +, Colo. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, N.Dak. +, Oreg. +, S.Dak. +, Utah +, Wash. + and Wyo. +
Elevation500–3000 m +
HabitatPrairies and grasslands to montane conifer forests +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering May–Jul. +
Publication titleFl. Amer. Sept. +
Publication year1813 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V19-20-21/V21 923.xml +
SynonymsArnica monocephala + and Arnica pedunculata +
Taxon familyAsteraceae +
Taxon nameArnica fulgens +
Taxon parentArnica +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 21 +