Valeriana officinalis L.
Common Name: COMMON VALERIAN, GARDEN-HELIOTROPE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian native, often cultivated for its very fragrant flowers and occasionally established as an escape to roadsides, ditches, shores, fields, and borders of forests. First collected in 1912 in Presque Isle Co. This flowers from mid-June through July, while V. uliginosa flowers significantly earlier, from mid-May through June.

Locations

Alpena County
Baraga County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Iron County
Kalamazoo County
Keweenaw County
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Mecosta County
Missaukee County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2762.