Valeriana sitchensis Bong.
FamilyValerianaceae — APG family: Caprifoliaceae
DescriptionStem from stout rhizome; leaves chiefly cauline, the lower pairs reduced, the middle petiolate, pinnatifid with large terminal segment, the upper sessile, reduced; inflorescence compact, becoming diffuse in fruit; bractlets pubescent; corolla white, its lobes much shorter than the somewhat gibbous tube; stamens exserted; calyx segments 12-20, plumose.
EcologyMoist meadows in the lowlands.
Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. uliginosa (Torr. & Gray) F. G. Meyer (V. sylvatica var. uliginosa Torr. & Gray).
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.