Asteraceae
Arnica cordifolia

Heartleaf Arnica

Erect, glandular, hairy. Stems 1 or few, usually unbranched. Leaves 2–4 pairs, heart-shaped; lower leaves shallowly toothed. Flower heads of 10–15 ray flowers with pointed tips surrounding disk with long soft hairs. Grows in light shade cast by trees or rocks at mid to high elevations in mountains.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 6--24 inches
  • Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Meadow, Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, Steens, East Gorge, Siskiyous
  • Native: Yes