[Arnicas and Leopardbanes of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane

Arnica mollis

Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis - Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

Flower head of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis - Involucral bracts of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

Hairy arnica as seen in moist meadows on the southwest-facing slopes of Middle Tiffany Mountain, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.......July 29, 2018.

Flower head of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower head of hairy arnica. Photographed at Shorthorn Creek along the Shorthorn Trail #16 in the Mt. Adams Wilderness.........August 24, 2008.

Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis - Inflorescence of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

Hairy arnica as seen on gravel bars in the South Fork Conrad Creek upstream of an old pack trail that travels north to the North Fork Conrad Creek and the Devils Horns, Goat Rocks Wilderness.........July 23, 2016.

Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

Hairy arnica as seen in moist meadows under the ski lifts at Mount Hood Meadows Ski Area........July 19, 2017.

Flower head of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The photo shows a close-up sideview of hairy arnica, showing the ray flowers and a sideview of the disk flowers. Photographed at about 4300' in moist meadows astride a ridgetop dividing the Dairy and Cougar Creek watersheds at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams..........June 19, 2005.

Involucral bracts of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The photo above shows the wide involucre typical of hairy arnica. Note the gland tipped hairs on the stem and leaves. Photographed at Shorthorn Creek along the Shorthorn Trail #16 in the Mt. Adams Wilderness..........August 24, 2008.

Stem leaves of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis - Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The 2 photos above show views of the stem leaves of hairy arnica. Notethat the basal leaves of this species are much reduced in size in comparison to those on the main stem of mature plants. Photographed at Shorthorn Creek along the Shorthorn Trail #16 in the Mt. Adams Wilderness...........August 24, 2008. Click each photo to view enlargements.

Stem leaves of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The photo above shows the broad, paired upper stem leaves of hairy arnica.

Basal leaf of Hairy Arnica, Cordilleran Arnica, Cordilleran Leopardbane: Arnica mollis

The photo above shows one of the large basal or lower leaves of hairy arnica as seen at the location mentioned above just west of Little Mt. Adams.

Paul Slichter