Taxon  Report   8208    
Valeriana sitchensis  Bong.
Sitka valerian
Valeriana sitchensis
© 2009 Barry Breckling
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Valeriana sitchensis
© 2006 Charles E. Jones
Valeriana sitchensis
© 2014 John Doyen
Valeriana sitchensis, 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 sitchensis
© 2009 Barry Breckling
Genus: Valeriana
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Valeriana sitchensis var. hookeri
More information about  Valeriana sitchensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 20, 2019).