Sitka valerian (Valeriana sitchensis)

Sitka valerian

Sitka valerian

Common name: Sitka valerian
Botanical name: Valeriana sitchensis

Light: part shade
Height: 12 – 30 inches
Water: moderate to high
Soil type: well-drained organic, loamy soils

Perennial wildflower with 4-sided stem and dense, rounded to flat-topped clusters of white  to slightly pink flowers in midsummer; found in moist forest, avalanche slopes and along streams from foothills to alpine; lovely in a moist shady garden