Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness
Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department
of Natural Sciences
Valeriana arizonica Gray
Family: Caprifoliaceae, formerly Valerianaceae
Valeriana acutiloba Rydberg var. ovata (Rydberg) A. Nelson
Valeriana ovata Rydberg
Valeriana arizonica is a showy plant with basal leaves and clusters of bright purple flowers. It is found at upper elevation on moist, shady, mostly north facing hillsides. It is one of the earliest plants to bloom in the spring in the Gila National Forest.
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Valeriana arizonica, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Little Cherry Creek Ranch Road, Mar. 28, 2008
Valeriana arizonica, detail of cyme, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Myer Canyon, Mar. 29, 2008
Valeriana arizonica, fruit, photo Russ Kleinman, Pinos Altos Range, Signal Peak Road, May 11, 2009
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