Calflora
Taxon  Report   678    
Arnica cernua  Howell
Serpentine arnica
Arnica cernua
© 2007 Keir Morse
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Arnica cernua
© 2013 Dana York
Arnica cernua
© 2013 Dana York
Arnica cernua, a dicot, is a perennial herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California, Oregon.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Arnica cernua
© 2013 Dana York
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Arnica
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 6.1; (strict endemic)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Arnica chandleri
More information about  Arnica cernua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ARCE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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