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Arnica latifolia is a species of arnica in the sunflower family, known by the common names broadleaf arnica, broad leaved arnica, mountain arnica, and daffodil leopardbane. It is native to western North America from Alaska east to Northwest Territories and south to Mono County, California and Taos County, New Mexico. It grows in mountain habitat such as forest and meadows.
Arnica latifolia is a perennial herb growing from a long rhizome and producing a hairy, mostly naked stem 10 to 50 centimeters tall. It has a cluster of leaves around its base and usually a few pairs along the lower part of the stem. The leaves are lance-shaped to broad and nearly heart-shaped, and are usually toothed. 
The inflorescence contains one or more daisy-like flower heads lined in glandular phyllaries. Each has a center of yellow disc florets and several yellow ray florets up to 3 centimeters long. The fruit is an achene with a white pappus.
The plant was first described in 1832 by German-Russian botanist August Gustav Heinrich von Bongard 1786 – 1839, based on material collected near Sitka, now in Alaska (then called Russian America).
- The Plant List Arnica latifolia Bong.
- Calflora taxon report, University of California, Arnica latifolia Bong.,broadleaf arnica, mountain arnica
- Biota of North America Program 2014 state-level distribution map
- Biota of North America Program 2014 county distribution map
- Flora of North America Vol. 21 Page 376 Broadleaf arnica Arnica latifolia Bongard, Mém. Acad. Imp. Sci. St.-Pétersbourg, Sér. 6, Sci. Math. 2: 147. 1832.
- Bongard, August Gustav Heinrich von 1832. Mémoires de l'Académie Imperiale des Sciences de St.-Pétersbourg. Sixième Série. Sciences Mathématiques, Physiques et Naturelles 2(2): 147–148, Veg. Isl. Sitch. 29.
- The International Plant Names Index
- Tropicos, Arnica latifolia Bong.
- Jepson Manual Treatment
- United States Department of Agriculture Plants Profile
- calphotos Photo gallery, University of California
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