Asteraceae
Arnica nevadensis

Sierra Arnica

Erect, hairy, glandular. Stems 1 to several, unbranched. Leaves 2–3 pairs, entire, widely oval to round, with short petioles; leaf blade forming wings continues down both sides of petiole. Flowers heads with 6–11 ray flowers surrounding glandular disk. Grows in forests, meadows, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 4--12 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine, Alpine, West-Side Forest
  • Found In: Olympic NP, N Cascades NP
  • Native: Yes