Taxon  Report   8205 
Valeriana californica  A.A. Heller
California valerian
Valeriana californica
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Valeriana californica
© 2011 Steven Perry
Valeriana californica
© 2011 Steven Perry
Valeriana californica, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Valeriana californica
© 2011 Steven Perry
Genus: Valeriana
Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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TJM2: Valeriana capitata
PLANTS: Valeriana acutiloba var. glabra
TJM2 + PLANTS: Valeriana capitata ssp. californica
More information about  Valeriana californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 15, 2017).

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