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Arnica ovata
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North Cascades National Park, Washington
Scientific classification
  • Arnica diversifolia Greene
  • Arnica latifolia var. viscidula A.Gray

Arnica ovata is a North American species of arnica in the sunflower family, known by the common name sticky leaf arnica. It is native to western Canada (Yukon, Alberta, British Columbia), and the western United States (Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado).

Arnica ovata is an herb up to 50 cm (20 inches) tall. Flower heads are yellow, with both ray florets and disc florets. It grows in meadows and coniferous forests in mountainous areas.

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