Bottom photo: Possibly Smallhead arnica, Arnica latifolia subspecies gracilis

Common name: Mountain arnica / Broadleaf arnica

Family: Compositae

Information: Mountain arnica is common at mid-high elevations, in moist meadows and open forests throughout BC (Pojar and MacKinnon 2013).

Photos: Top: In a wet meadow below the ridge at ca. 2150 m. Southern Chilcotin Mts Park. Bottom: South facing slope near ridgetop, ca. 2200 m; N Hewitt, July 28 2019.


Sources and additional resources:

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2013). Plants of the Northwest: Wyoming to Alaska. Emonton, AB. Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Arnica%20latifolia. Accessed: 2020-05-12.