New Mexico Wildflowers: Valerian Family

Flowers are organized alphabetically by genus and species. Hover over a photo series to control the images.


Arizona Valerian (Valeriana arizonica)

Littlefield and Burns place this species among their pink to lavender flowers, and so will I—though the flowers look more white than pink to me. The flowers occur in clusters and have five petals. The delicate, mostly low-lying leaves make this plant look rather lush for the high desert, and it's usually found in damp wooded areas.