|Arizona Valerian is a
of the Valerian
grows to 14 inches in height and has
dark green leaves which grow in pairs
from a central leaf stem, except at the end of the stem where a single
leaf lobe appears.
The plant grows
in moist coniferous forests at elevations between
give off an unpleasant odor when dried.
Arizona Valerian typically blooms between
April - July and produces a 2 inch wide cluster of small lavender
flowers with 5 petals. The flowers are about 1 inch in length,
including the stamens which stick out from the end of the flower.