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|Family: Valerianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Valeriana||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Valeriana occidentalis A. Heller
Habit: Plants glabrous to sparsely hairy. Stem: 3--7.5 dm, nodes short-hairy. Leaf: 5--30 cm; petiole base, occasionally sinuses between lobes short-hairy; basal leaves simple to compound, blade ovate to round, occasionally deeply 3-lobed, terminal lobe > lateral lobes; cauline deeply lobed to compound, lobes or leaflets 3--7, margin entire to fine-crenate or -dentate, terminal lobe obtuse to acute. Flower: bisexual or pistillate; corolla 3.5--4.5 mm, white, lobes +- < throat. Fruit: 3--5 mm, ovoid.
Ecology: Moist places, conifer forest; Elevation: 1500--2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: MP; Distribution Outside California: to Oregon, Montana, Colorado. Flowering Time: Jun--Jul Note: California plants approach Valeriana californica.
eFlora Treatment Author: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster
Jepson Online Interchange
Listed on CNPS Rare Plant Inventory
Previous taxon: Valeriana californica
Next taxon: Valeriana pubicarpa
Citation for this treatment: Abigail J. Moore & Lauramay T. Dempster 2017. Valeriana occidentalis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47740, accessed on January 19, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 19, 2017.