[The Valerian Family in Mt. Adams Country]

Sitka Valerian, Mountain Heliotrope

Valeriana sitchensis

Synonyms: Valerianella sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis ssp. sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis var. hookeri, Valeriana sitchensis var. sitchensis

Sitka Valerian, Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis (Synonyms: Valerianella sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis ssp. sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis var. hookeri, Valeriana sitchensis var. sitchensis)

The photo above shows a close-up of the inflorescence of Sitka valerian as seen on a small side road veering east off of the King Mt. Rd #200, immediately prior to reaching the Yakama Tract D Boundary.........May 28, 2005.

Stem leaves of Sitka Valerian, Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis (Synonyms: Valerianella sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis ssp. sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis var. hookeri, Valeriana sitchensis var. sitchensis)

The photo above shows a close-up of the stem leaves of Sitka valerian as seen on a small side road veering east off of the King Mt. Rd #200, immediately prior to reaching the Yakama Tract D Boundary.........May 28, 2005.

Sitka Valerian, Mountain Heliotrope: Valeriana sitchensis (Synonyms: Valerianella sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis ssp. sitchensis, Valeriana sitchensis var. hookeri, Valeriana sitchensis var. sitchensis)

A mass of mountain heliotrope lining the Bird Lake Trail at Crooked Creek Falls, Bird Creek Meadows, Mount Adams..........August 1, 2014.

Paul Slichter