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Sierra Arnica
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Arnica nevadensis

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About Sierra Arnica (Arnica nevadensis) Arnica nevadensis is a North American species of arnica in the sunflower family, known by the common names Nevada arnica and Sierra arnica. It is native to the coniferous forests of the western United States, primarily the Cascades and Sierra Nevada (Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada). Arnica nevadensis is a perennial herb producing one or more hairy, glandular stems up to about 30 centimeters tall. There are two or three pairs of leaves along mainly the lower half of the stem, each oval in shape with the lowest up to 8 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Perennial herb

Max. Height
11.8 in (30 cm)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
178' - 12231'

Annual Precip. ?
14.6" - 123.1"

Summer Precip. ?
0.30" - 4.14"

Coldest Month ?
21.6° F - 49.6° F

Hottest Month ?
41.2° F - 74.1° F

Humidity ?
0.50 vpd - 19.07 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Nevada Arnica

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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