Species Details

Valeriana occidentalis

western valerian

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Scientific Name:
Valeriana occidentalis Heller
Common Name:
western valerian
Family: Valerianaceae
Element Code: PDVAL03080
USDA Plants Symbol: VAOC2
Synonyms/Other Names:
CA Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3
Fed List: None
State List: None
Global Rank: G5
State Rank:
S1
Other Status:
CRPR Changes:
changed from 2.3 to 2B.3 on 2013-06-12
Add Date: 2001-01-01
Date Edited: 2021-05-26
Lifeform: perennial rhizomatous herb
Blooming Period: Jun-Aug
Elevation:
1500 - 1800 meters
4920 - 5905 feet
General Habitat:
  • Lower montane coniferous forest (mesic)
General Micro Habitat:
Micro Habitat:
Notes:
Known in CA only from the Warner Mtns. See Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 25:269 (1898) for original description, and Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 38:415-417 (1951) for taxonomic treatment.
Threats:
Taxonomy:
Other:
Total Occurrences: 1
Element Occurrence Ranks:
A B C D X U
0 0 0 0 0 1
Occurrence Status:
Historical >20 Years 1
Recent <=20 Years 0
Presence:
Presumed Extant 1
Possibly Extirpated 0
Presumed Extirpated 0
California Endemic:
California Island:
States: Name (Code)
Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Colorado (CO), Idaho (ID), Montana (MT), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), South Dakota (SD), Utah (UT), Washington (WA), Wyoming (WY)
California Counties and Islands: Name (Code)
Modoc (MOD)
Quads: Name (Quad Code)
Fort Bidwell (4112072), Sugar Hill (4112073)
Notes:
Definitions of codes following a county and/or quad:
* Presumed extirpated
(?) Occurrence confirmed, but possibly extirpated
Quad and county data is imported from the CNDDB. Species may be present in other areas where conditions are favorable. These data should NOT be substituted for pre-project review or for on-site surveys.

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Presumed Extant
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