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heart leaf arnica

Arnica cordifolia

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Bloom time:
medium
part sun - full shade
ground cover
6"
yellow
early summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Moist woodland habitat
Moist woodland habitat

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Heart-leaf arnica spreads to form a colony of heart-shaped leaves
Heart-leaf arnica spreads to form a colony of heart-shaped leaves

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Sunny garden spots with occasional irrigation are perfect
Sunny garden spots with occasional irrigation are perfect

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Moist woodland habitat
Moist woodland habitat

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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You might recognize this friendly yellow flower, as droves of them cover the forest floor in spring and early summer. This species is perfect for north and east gardens, or below large trees. Flowering time depends on microclimate, and plants that warm up first in the spring (say along an east-facing wall) will flower first. Extra water throughout the season will keep them flowering until well into September. Individual plants will slowly spread to form a colony of heart-shaped leaves.