Arnica latifolia


Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 147. 1832

Common names: Broadleaf arnica
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 376. Mentioned on page 367.
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Plants 10–50 cm. Stems usually simple, sometimes branched distally. Leaves 2–4(–6) pairs, cauline (basal leaves often persistent on sterile rosettes), petiolate (proximal, petioles relatively short, broadly winged) or sessile (mid and distal); blades lance-elliptic to ovate, 2–10 × 1–6 cm, margins serrate to dentate, apices obtuse to acute, faces glabrous or sparsely villous. Heads 1 or 3–5(–9). Involucres narrowly turbinate. Phyllaries 8–20, lanceolate to oblanceolate. Ray florets 8–15; corollas yellow. Disc florets 20–90; corollas yellow; anthers yellow. Cypselae dark brown, 5–9 mm, sparsely villous; pappi white, bristles barbellate. 2n = 38, 76.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Relatively moist, montane conifer forests to subalpine meadows
Elevation: 500–3300 m



Alta., B.C., N.W.T., Yukon, Alaska, Calif., Colo., Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo.




Lower Taxa

No lower taxa listed.