May. 30, 2020

largeflower valerian, Valeriana pauciflora

Right now in the Appalachian hills you can see largeflowered valerians. It's a woodland species, up to three feet tall, with flowers an inch long. Those flowers may be a little more pink than those shown here. It's probably visited by butterflies, but often is self pollinated. Largeflower valerian grows in AL, IL, IN, KY, MD(E), NC, OH, PA, TN, VA, and WV. Chateau Nivale Preserve, Adams Co OH, 5/27/20. Valerian family, Valerianaceae.