Asteraceae
Arnica chamissonis

Silver Arnica

Erect. Single stem, branching at inflorescence. Leaves in 5–10 pairs, lance-shaped, entire or slightly toothed, sessile or on short stalks. Flower heads usually have 13 ray flowers about 1/2 in. long. Flowers held in a cup composed of 2 rows of rounded bracts with long white hairs inside pointed tips. Grows in high meadows, damp places, at high elevations. Tallest arnica in our region.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--36 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine
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  • Native: Yes