Arnica
arnica
13 species
1 subspecies and varieties
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Arnica chamissonisleafy arnica, meadow arnica, narrowleaf arnica, silvery arnica, leafy leapordbane
Distribution: Occurring in the Cascades and northeastern corner of Washington; Alaska south to California, east across Canada and to the Rockies in the U.S.
Habitat: Meadows and wet places at moderate elevations.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-September
Arnica cordifoliaheart leaf arnica, hear-leaf leopardbane
Distribution: Pacific Northwest, including southern British Columbia, and east into the Rocky Mountains
Habitat: Moderately dry, open forests from fairly low (where common) to sub-alpine
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - July
Arnica fulgenshillside arnica, orange arnica, shining leopardbane
Distribution: British Columbia to California, uncommon east to North Dakota; east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon
Habitat: Open places from the foothills to moderate elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July
Arnica gracilisslender arnica, slender leopardbane
Distribution: Occurring in mountainous areas throughout Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Colorado and Utah.
Habitat: Rocky places, usually at rather high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-July
Arnica lanceolataclasping arnica, stream bank arnica
Distribution: Cascades Mountains to the coast in Washington; Alaska to California, east to western Montana.
Habitat: Streambanks and moist woods at moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
ssp. prima – clasping arnica, streambank arnica, streambank leopardbane
Arnica latifoliabroad leaved arnica, mountain arnica, daffodil leopardbane
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south through Washington.
Habitat: Common in open forests and open, rocky areas at mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Arnica longifolialongleaf arnica, seep spring arnica, spear-leaf leopardbane
Distribution: Southern Alberta south to Washington, Colorado and California.
Habitat: Rocky soil in seeps or springs, cliffs, or riverbanks, at moderate to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - September
Arnica molliscordilleran arnica, hairy arnica, cordilleran leopardbane
Distribution: In the mountains from British Columbia to California, east to Alberta and Colorado
Habitat: Frequent in moist meadows at mid- to high elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Flowers: June - September
Arnica nevadensisNevada arnica, Sierra arnica, Sierran leopardbane
Distribution: Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington, south to California; rare in our range.
Habitat: Open, rocky slopes at high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
Arnica ovatasticky arnica, sticky leaf arnica
Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Rocky places at moderate to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July-September
Arnica parryiParry's arnica
Distribution: In the mountains from British Columbia to California, east to Alberta and Colorado
Habitat: Open woods and meadows, moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
Arnica rydbergiiRydberg's arnica, subalpine arnica, subalpine leopardbane
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to northern California, east to Alberta and Colorado.
Habitat: Dry meadows and open slopes at high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: July - August
Arnica sororiabunch arnica, twin arnica, twin leopardbane
Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, British Columbia to California, east to Wyoming.
Habitat: Open, often rather dry places, but usually vernally moist, in the foothills and at moderate elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May - July