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Small-flower Valerian - Valeriana occidentalis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 7

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General Description
Short-rhizomatous. Stems 30–70 cm. Basal leaves long-petiolate; blades 2–6 cm long, ovate to elliptic, entire or with a pair of basal lobes. Stem leaves short-petiolate; blades 3–10 cm long with 1 to 3 pairs of oblanceolate to ovate lateral lobes and a larger terminal lobe. Inflorescence hemispheric, 1–3 cm across, sparsely glandular-puberulent. Flowers perfect and female; corolla white, 3–4 mm long, lobes ca. as long as the tube. Achenes lanceolate, 4–6 mm long, mostly glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
OR to MT south to CA, AZ, CO and SD (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Moist forests, thickets, wet meadows; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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