Clasping Arnica - Arnica amplexicaulis
Arnica lanceolata ssp. prima
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Stems solitary or clustered, erect, 20–80 cm. Herbage puberulent to villous. Leaves mostly cauline, sessile, 4 to 7 pairs, dentate, lanceolate to elliptic, 5–15 cm long. Heads 3 to 10; involucre campanulate, 8–15 mm high, glandular, septate-villous. Rays 8 to 14; ligules 1–2 cm long. Pappus subplumose, brownish. Achenes glabrous, 4–8 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
AK south to CA, NV, UT and WY (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus bifarius
, Bombus mixtus
, and Bombus occidentalis
(Mayer et al. 2000, Wilson et al. 2010).
- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Mayer, D.F., E.R. Miliczky, B.F. Finnigan, and C.A. Johnson. 2000. The bee fauna (Hymenoptera: Apoidea) of southeastern Washington. Journal of the Entomological Society of British Columbia 97: 25-31.
- Wilson, J.S., L.E. Wilson, L.D. Loftis, and T. Griswold. 2010. The montane bee fauna of north central Washington, USA, with floral associations. Western North American Naturalist 70(2): 198-207.
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- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.