POTD: Subalpine Valerian

Subalpine Valerian
Bozeman, Montana
2011

I have very little confidence that this is the correct name for this flower, it’s just the closest I could come to identifying it using our suite of flower books. In fact some of the other flower photos I’ve posted may be incorrect as well; but I’ve been sure enough in most cases to post them without disclaimer and wait to see if any of the more knowledgeable Rocky Mountain flower admirers among the readers of my blog call my bluff. So far that hasn’t happened, but that may be due more to benign neglect on the part of the fact checkers rather than any indication that I’ve been right on all of them up to this point.