Taxon  Report   8205    
Valeriana californica  A. Heller
California valerian
Valeriana californica
© 2011 Steven Perry
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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, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Valeriana californica
© 2004 Steve Matson
Genus: Valeriana
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Valeriana capitata
PLANTS: Valeriana acutiloba var. glabra
ICPN + PLANTS: Valeriana capitata ssp. californica
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More information about  Valeriana californica
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).