(Arnica diversifolia)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Arnica diversifolia
Compositae

This plant is used as a hair conditioner[172]. No further details are given.

  • Medicinal Use

    Antiecchymotic, antiphlogistic, nervine, sternutatory, vulnerary[172].

  • Edible Use

    None known

  • Cautionary Notes

    The whole plant is toxic and should only be used for external applications to unbroken skin[172].

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow early spring in a cold frame[200]. Only just cover the seed and make sure that the compost does not dry out. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse or cold frame for their first winter. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in spring[200].
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it should succeed outdoors in most parts of this country. This is a convenient name for a complex of apparent hybrids involving A. mollis or A. amplexicaulis with A. cordifolia or A. latifolia[60]. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a moist, well-drained humus rich soil, preferably lime-free. Prefers a mixture of sand, loam and peat.
Western N. America – Alaska to California.

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