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Arnica chamissonis (Chamisso arnica)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Arnica chamissonis

Arnica chamissonis Less.

Chamisso Arnica

Asteraceae (Aster Family)


USDA Symbol: ARCH3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Oblanceolate
Leaf Pubescence: Glabrous
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Denticulate , Entire
Leaf Apex: Acute
Size Notes: Usually up to about 3 feet tall. Can be up to about 5 feet tall.
Leaf: Green
Fruit: Fruit is a cypsela (pl. cypselae). Though technically incorrect, the fruit is often referred to as an achene.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NM , NV , OK , OR , UT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NT , ON , QC , SK , YT
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium


Conspicuous Flowers: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

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


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

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