Valerian (2)

Valeriana occidentalis

Western Valerian
Valeriana occidentalis

Family: Valerian (Valerianaceae)
AKA: Field Valerian
Photo taken on: June 2, 2006
Location: Gothic, CO
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Moist meadows, forest edges

Blooms early in the season. Grows over 2ft.

Valeriana acutiloba

Sharpleaf Valerian
Valeriana acutiloba (V. capitata subspecies acutiloba)

Family: Valerian (Valerianaceae)
AKA: Alpine Valerian
Photo taken on: June 16, 2007
Location: Copper Creek Trail, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Shady meadows, openings

Shorter than V. occidentalis and has pinkish flowers, thinner leaves and grows in more shady areas.

White/Cream Round Clusters