A collection of flora from the pacific wonderland.

Sitka Valerian (Valeriana sitchensis)

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Ed’s Trail, Silver Star Mountain, WA, 6/2013.

Native Americans ate the roots and used them to treat upset stomachs.  Also known as Wild Heliotrope.  The blue flowers below are lupine.

Berkeley Park, Mt. Rainier N.F., WA 8/2011

Berkeley Park, Mt. Rainier N.F., WA 8/2011.

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One response

  1. So that’s what valerian looks like!
    Also good for relaxation and promoting sleep…

    July 21, 2012 at 3:15 am

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