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Sitka Valerian - Valeriana sitchensis


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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

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General Description
Plants from a short, often branched rhizome. Stems 25–75 cm, glabrous except at the nodes. Basal leaves absent or similar to but smaller than the cauline. Stem leaves petiolate; blades 6–15 cm long, with 1 to 4 pairs of lanceolate to ovate, crenate lateral lobes and a somewhat larger terminal lobe. Inflorescence hemispheric, 2–6 cm across, puberulent. Flowers perfect; corolla white to pink, sparsely hairy, 5–8 mm long, lobes less than half as long as the tube. Achenes lance-ovate, 4–6 mm long, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to QC south to CA, ID and MT (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 22

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Habitat
Meadows, open forest, avalanche slopes, often along streams or habitats with abundant snow cover; montane, subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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