Perennial herb from a freely rooted rhizome; stems erect, solitary, sometimes branched, sparsely to moderately long-hairy with multicellular hairs, often glandular, 15-60 cm tall.
Basal leaves smaller than the stem leaves, often deciduous by flowering time; stem leaves 2-4 pairs, 3-25 cm long, 1-4 cm wide, opposite, lanceolate, sparsely to densely long-hairy with short-stalked glands, the lowermost ones stalked, the middle and uppermost unstalked, entire to toothed.
Achenes 4-6 mm long, glabrous to uniformly hairy; pappus tawny to brownish, finely-barbed to more or less feathery.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(5), ESSF(42), IDF(1), MS(1), PP(1), SBS(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Arnica parryi subsp. genuina Maguire
Arnica parryi subsp. parryi A. Gray