Arnica

Arnica herb blossom in autumn evening. Close up.

Arnica montana

Synonyms:
Arnica Montana, Shan Jin Che
Arnica (Wikipedia)

Arnica
Arnica montana - Köhler–s Medizinal-Pflanzen-015.jpg
Arnica montana
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Clade:Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family:Asteraceae
Tribe:Madieae
Genus:Arnica
L. 1753 not Boehm. 1760
Synonyms
  • Mallotopus Franch. & Sav.
  • Whitneya A.Gray
  • Gerbera Boehm.
  • Aliseta Raf.
  • Epiclinastrum Bojer ex DC.
  • Aphyllocaulon Lag.

Arnica /ˈɑːrnɪkə/ is a genus of perennial, herbaceous plants in the sunflower family (Asteraceae). The genus name Arnica may be derived from the Greek arni, "lamb", in reference to the plants' soft, hairy leaves. Arnica is also known by the names mountain tobacco and confusingly, leopard's bane and wolfsbane—two names that it shares with the entirely unrelated genus Aconitum.

This Circumboreal and montane (subalpine) genus occurs mostly in the temperate regions of western North America, with a few species native to the Arctic regions of northern Eurasia and North America.

Arnica species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species, including Bucculatrix arnicella.

Arnica was previously classified in the tribe Senecioneae because it has a flower or pappus of fine bristles.

Arnica (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

translingual Arnica.

Noun

arnica (plural arnicas)

  1. Any of several plants, of the genus Arnica, considered to have medicinal properties, especially Arnica montana.

Translations

References

  • Arnica on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Arnica on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Arnica on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

Anagrams

  • Ancira, Arican, Carian, Carina, Ciaran, acinar, carina,
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