Distribution: Cascade and Olympic Mountains of Washington, south to California; rare in our range.
Habitat: Open, rocky slopes at high elevations in the mountains.
Flowers: July - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from long, naked, branched rhizomes, 1-3 dm. tall, glandular throughout, the stems often solitary.
Cauline leaves 2-3 pairs, the lower larger and petiolate, the blade broadly ovate with rounded to sub-cordate base, 3-7 cm. long and 2-4 cm. wide; the long-petiolate basal leaves, similar to the lower leaves, often on separate short shoots.
Heads 1-3; involucre 10-15 mm. high, densely covered with short-stalked glands; pappus white to straw-colored, strongly barbellate.
Achenes uniformly glandular or short hairy or both.
The similar Arnica cordifolia has copius long, white hairs on the involucre, while A. nevadensis is only glandular; also, A. nevadensis has entire leaves, while A. cordifolia usually has toothed leaves.