Flowers in Terminal Clusters )
Valerian Family (Valerianaceae)
Habitat: Subalpine and Slightly Above
Height: Up to 40 cm
Description: This common subalpine flower has a tall green stem, opposite leaves, and a terminal cluster of tiny, white flowers. The stem is thick and green. The leaves join in an opposite manner. Along the stem, the leaves are deeply dissected to create leaflets. The cluster of white or pink flowers are tubular in shape with 3 stamens and a pistil sticking out The tubular flowers are divided into 5 parts. The scent can be very unpleasant, particularly after the first frost.
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