Common name: Rydberg’s arnica

Family: Compositae

Information: Rydberg’s arnica occurs in dry slopes, rocky ridges and meadows often inland of the coast region mountains (Pojar and MacKinnon 2013).

Interesting facts: Named after Per Axel Rydberg, a botanist of Swedish heritage, and a field agent for the USDA.

Photos:  Southwest facing ridgetop, ca. 2200 m, Southern Chilcotin Mts Park. 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 []