The Heartleaf Arnica, Arnica cordifolia, is a beautiful wildflower that can be found in many parts of North America. It has bright yellow flowers and heart-shaped leaves, hence its name.
Heartleaf Arnica grows best in sunny locations with well-drained soil. It blooms from late spring to early summer, and is a popular attraction for pollinators. The flowers are so fragrant that they can be smelled from some distance away.
This plant is not only beautiful but also useful. The Arnica genus contains many medicinal plants, and Arnica cordifolia is no exception. Its flowers and leaves can both be used to make a healing Arnica tea.
If you're lucky enough to see a Heartleaf Arnica in the wild, take a moment to appreciate its beauty.