Arnica louiseana

Ottawa Naturalist 20: 109. 1906.
Common names: Lake Louise arnica snow arnica
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 21. Treatment on page 371. Mentioned on page 368.

Plants 5–20 cm. Stems simple. Leaves 1–3 pairs, mostly cauline (shorter plants often with leaves crowed mostly toward bases); petiolate; blades elliptic, oblong, or ovate-lanceolate, 1.5–7.5 × 0.5–2 cm, margins usually entire, rarely denticulate or slightly undulate, apices usually obtuse, sometimes acute or acuminate, faces glabrous or hispidulous-puberulent, ± densely stipitate-glandular. Heads usually 1, sometimes 2–3 (nodding at flowering). Involucres campanulate-turbinate. Phyllaries 10–20, narrowly lanceolate (stipitate-glandular). Ray florets 7–10; corollas yellow. Disc florets: corollas yellow; anthers yellow. Cypselae brown, 3–5 mm, abaxially glabrous, adaxially sparsely hirsute or glabrous throughout, usually stipitate-glandular toward apices, sometimes densely stipitate-glandular throughout; pappi white, bristles barbellate. 2n = 76, 95.

Phenology: Flowering Jul–Aug.
Habitat: Exposed tundra slopes and calcareous rock slides
Elevation: 1800–2100 m


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Steven J. Wolf +
Lake Louise arnica +  and snow arnica +
Alta. +  and B.C. +
1800–2100 m +
Exposed tundra slopes and calcareous rock slides +
Flowering Jul–Aug. +
Ottawa Naturalist +
Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Bahiinae +  and Undefined (tribe Undefined) subtribe Palafoxiinae +
Arnica louiseana +
species +