Syn.: Doronicum arnica Garsault, Doronicum oppositifolium Lam., Arnica alpina Willd. ex Steud.
Family: Asteraceae Bercht. et J. Presl
Arnica montana
Distribution: Indigenous to Central and Southern Europe, from Portugal to the Southern Carpathian, Southern Norway, the Baltic States.
Ecology: It grows in meadows, forest glades, from sub-mountains to mountains. Flowers from June to August.
Description: A perennial herb, 20–60 cm tall, erect stems glandular hairy, basal rossete leaves ovate, entire, stem ones opposite, lanceolate, large flower heads, orange-yellow, 5–8 cm in diameter. The fruits are achenes.
Threat and Protection: Protected plant in some countries (CZ).
Usage: Arnica influences the blood circulation, the coronary arteries. Used externally for rheumatism, haematoms, eczema and burns.
Arnica montanaArnica montana
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These images were taken in Czechia, Bohemian Forest, Modravské slatě (August 3, 2003).