Arnica mollis
cordilleran arnica, hairy arnica, cordilleran leopardbane
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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

Flowers: June - September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial from freely rooting rhizomes, 2-6 dm. tall.

Leaves:

Cauline leaves 3-4 pairs, sessile, only slightly reduced upward, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic, irregularly dentate to entire.

Flowers:

Heads few or solitary; involucre 10-16 mm. high, the bracts pointed, long-hairy at the base; rays 12-18, 1.5-2.5 cm. long; pappus tawny, sub-plumose.

Fruits:

Achene

Accepted Name:
Arnica mollis Hook.
Publication: Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 331. 1834.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Arnica mollis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Arnica mollis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Arnica mollis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Arnica mollis photos.

USDA Plants: Arnica mollis information.

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