Arnica fulgens (Foothill Arnica) Family: Asteraceae (Sunflower)
Arnica fulgens is most commonly found in meadows and rocky slopes on the foothills of Denver and north. Orange-yellow flowers often point toward the sky. Plants are 8 to 20 inches tall. Leaves are opposite with parallel veins. Tufts of brown hairs are found in the lower leaf axils. Leaves are few and reduced in size toward the top of the stem.

Vegetation zone:  Foothills, Montane (5300 - 9500 ft.)
Time of bloom:  May - August
Origin:  Native
Eastern Colorado Wildflowers