DSC_1593Common Name: Wild valerian / Sitka valerian

(Plant with white flowers and 3 leaflets at centre).

Family: Caprifoliaceae (Valerian family)

Information: A perennial with woody rhizomatous stem base, opposite leaves. Common at mid to high elevations in moist habitats along streams, in meadow, and in open subalpine forest (Pojar & MacKinnon 2014).

Photo: Common in a mesic alpine meadow at ca. 2150 m in the basin for North Cinnabar Creek, S Chicotin Mtns. N Hewitt July 28, 2019

Sources and additional resources:

Pojar, J. & MacKinnon, A. (2014). Plants of Coastal British Columbia: Including Washington, Oregon & Alaska. Vancouver: Lone Pine Publishing.

Klinkenberg, Brian. (Ed.) 2020. E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca].  http://linnet.geog.ubc.ca/Atlas/Atlas.aspx?sciname=Valeriana%20sitchensis. Accessed: 2020-05-28.