|Arnica dealbata in Lassen National Forest (Plumas County, California)|
Whitneya dealbata A.Gray
The species is known by the common name mock leopardbane. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the Sierra Nevada and the southernmost slopes of the Cascade Range. It occurs in forest and meadow habitat in the mountains and foothills. It is a hairy, glandular, rhizomatous perennial herb producing an erect stem up to about 35 centimeters tall. The leaves have lance-shaped or pointed oval blades up to 10 centimeters long which are borne on petioles. They are arranged in opposite pairs, mostly near the base of the stem. The blades are coated densely in short curly hairs, some glandular. The inflorescence is a solitary flower head or cluster of a few heads. The head contains up to 12 yellow ray florets up to 2.5 centimeters long with many yellow disc florets at the center.
- The Plant List Arnica dealbata (A.Gray) B.G.Baldwin
- Baldwin, B. G. and B. L. Wessa. (2000). Origin and relationships of the tarweed–silversword lineage (Compositae–Madiinae). American Journal of Botany 87 1890-1908.
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- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Arnica dealbata (A. Gray) B.G. Baldw. mock leopardbane
- Biota of North America program 2013 county distribution map
- Flora of North America Vol. 21 Page 375, Mock leopardbane, Arnica dealbata (A. Gray) B. G. Baldwin, Novon. 9: 460. 1999.
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- Jepson Manual Treatment
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
- Calphotos Photo gallery, University of California
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