Arnica fulgens (Shining Arnica) - photos and description

Arnica fulgens

Arnica fulgens

Arnica fulgens

Arnica fulgens

Arnica fulgens

Arnica fulgens
Basal leaf in above photo

General: Prairie plant with showy flowers growing from stout stems.

Flowers: Flowers orange-yellow, flower heads measured to 4.5 cm in diameter, with a slight fragrance. These plants are quite attractive in our rock garden.

Leaves: Basal leaves are oblanceolate, 3 or 5 ribbed, basal leaf in photo was 4 cm long and 12 mm wide. Stem leaves are opposite, and linear-lanceolate. Leaves woolly.

Height: Height listed in Budd's Flora to 40 cm. We measured plants to 36 cm tall.

Habitat: Meadows and moist spots on prairies.

Abundance: Fairly common.

Origin: Native.

When and where photographed: Took the above photos June 2nd, hilly grassland, Old Man on His Back Conservation Area, about 500 km southwest of Regina, SK, and in a meadow, June 22nd in the Cypress Hills, 450 km southwest of Regina, SK, and June 24th on moist prairie about 125 km west of our home in Regina, SK.