Family = Asteraceae, Genus = Arnica, Species = parryi, including synonyms,
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|Arnica parryi (Parry's arnica)
(= Arnica parryi var. parryi in Flora of the Pacific Northwest)
Heads generally several, narrow, with few disk flowers; involucre 10-14 mm. high with pointed bracts, covered with stalked glands; rays about 8 or about 13, 1.5-2 cm. long; pappus straw-colored, sub-plumose. The other rayless species in our area, Arnica discoidea, has wider leaves, and the heads are upright in bud.
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
WA Native Plant Society