Asteraceae
Arnica longifolia

Seep-Spring Arnica

Stems erect in large patches, tall blooming stems sticky in upper part. Shorter leafy side shoots. Leaves mostly on stem in 5–12 pairs; lance-shaped, long, narrow, entire, sessile, with lowest pair fused to stem. Flower heads 8–13, with 1/2 in. ray flowers surrounding disk; bell-shaped cup formed by bracts with sharply pointed, long-haired tips. Grows in seeps, wet meadows, high in mountains.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 12--24 inches
  • Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine, Meadow, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas, Steens, Crater Lake NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes