[Wildflowers with 5 Petals Found East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

The Valerian Family East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington


Sitka Valerian: Valerian sitchensis

Sitka Valerian: Valerian sitchensis

Members of the Valerian Family Found East of the Cascade Mts.:

The Genus Plectritis - Wildflower to 24 inches tall, but generally much shorter than that. Leaves opposite, ovate in shape. Flowers white, with a rounded spur or bump. Flower cluster thumb-sized atop the stem.

Valerians and Heliotropes: The Genus Valeriana -

Blue-flowered Corn-salad: Valerianella locusta - Annual with dichotomously branched, weak stems. Flowers pink or blue in small heads or cymes with subtending, linear bracts. Corollas small, up to 2 mm long.

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