Asteraceae
Arnica mollis

Hairy Arnica

Plant erect, covered with short to long hairs and glands. Stems numerous, seldom branched. Leaves on stem, 2–4 pairs, mostly sessile, elliptical, to 8 in. long, entire or uneven and shallowly toothed; lowest leaf generally longest. Flower heads have 12–18 ray flowers 1/3–1 1/3 in. long. Grows in moist meadows, streambanks, in subalpine and alpine in higher mountains.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 8--24 inches
  • Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine, Meadow
  • Found In: Olympic NP, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Crater Lake NP, Wallowas, Steens
  • Native: Yes