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Arnica lanceolata

Arnica lanceolata Nutt.

Lanceleaf Arnica

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s): Arnica mollis var. petiolaris

USDA Symbol: ARLA7

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Leaf Shape: Elliptic , Lanceolate , Oblanceolate , Obovate , Ovate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Serrate
Leaf Apex: Acute
Size Notes: Up to about 32 inches tall.
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: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep


USA: ME , NH , NY , VT
Canada: NB , QC

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.

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2023-03-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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