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Arnica latifolia
broad-leaved arnica, mountain arnica, daffodil leopardbane
Specimens
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Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.

Habitat: Common in forest openings and meadows, and open, rocky areas from middle to high elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: June-August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial, 1-6 dm. tall, glandular at least above.

Leaves:

Broad, long-petiolate basal leaves sometimes on short separate stalks; cauline leaves 2-4 pairs, lance-elliptic or broader, rarely cordate, more or less toothed, 2-14 cm. long and 1-8 cm. wide, the middle ones larger than the lower.

Flowers:

Heads 1-several; involucre 7-18 mm. high, more or less glandular; pappus white, barbellate.

Fruits:

Achenes glabrous, at least toward the base.

Identification Notes:

The similar Arnica cordifolia has larger heads, frequently solitary; its leaves and achenes are pubescent.