Invasive Species Council of British Columbia
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Arnica spp.

About This Species

Zone 5a BC Native

Grow me instead of Oxeye daisy

Cheery yellow daisy-like flowers are a hallmark of the Arnica genus. There are several native species of Arnica in BC. Some notable native species that do well in a garden environment include Meadow arnica (Arnica chamissonis) and Longleaf arnica (A. lonchophylla). These species require full sun and moist to dry soils. Arnicas are perennials and very attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies.

When selecting non-invasive plants for your garden, be sure to look for those that are suitable for your location, including moisture requirements, hardiness zone, and avoidance of known bear attractants among other factors.

Plant Special Features

  • Drought-tolerant
  • Fire smart
  • Bear smart
  • Pollinator friendly

Moisture Requirements


Dry or occasionally moist conditions