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Arnica angustifolia (Alpine arnica)
Weyand, Phyllis

Arnica angustifolia

Arnica angustifolia Vahl

Alpine Arnica, Narrowleaf Arnica

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ARAN5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), GL (N)

A variable, tufted plant with a rosette of lance-shaped leaves and a single, slender stem rising 4-12 in. and bearing a large, single flower with toothed, yellow petals and yellow disks. Sometimes two smaller lateral heads occur in the axils of the uppermost leaves. Long, narrow basal leaves become reduced in size up the stem. All leaves are long-haired.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Shape: Linear
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug


USA: AK , CO , ID , MT , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NL , NT , NU , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Distribution: Circumboreal, s. in high mts. to B.C. & Alt. (reported from Beaverhead Mt., MT)
Native Habitat: Bare, rocky slopes & alpine summits

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil Description: Dry, sandy or rocky soils.
Conditions Comments: Not Available


Description: Propagate by seed or division of rhizomes or mature plants. Seed germination is good.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Germination is enhanced by stratification.
Commercially Avail: yes

Additional resources

USDA: Find Arnica angustifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Arnica angustifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Arnica angustifolia


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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