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Valerian
Valerianaceae
Centranthus ruber


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gardengeek
Flower Petal # 5
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub

Valerianaceae Family

Centranthus Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Red valerian, Jupiter's Beard, Spur Valerian


Location

A native of the Mediterranean region
Found in Utah

Physical Description
subshrub though it can take any form from a herb to a shrub depending on conditions; the plants are usually woody at the base.
the lower leaves being petioled while the upper leaves are sessile.


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Valerianaceae
Dipsacales
Dipsacales
Thirsty Order (Teasel)
Euasterids II
Euasterids II
Real Stars Group Two
Asteridae
Asteridae
Class of Stars (Daisies)
Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Eudicots
Eudicots
Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Both leaves and roots can be eaten, the leaves either fresh in salads or lightly boiled, the roots boiled in soups.
Opinions differ as to whether either make very good eating, however.
Although it is sometimes reported to have medicinal properties, there is no basis for this view, which is almost certainly due to confusion with true Valerian.



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Comment: Valerian, Centranthus ruber

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Thunder
Thunder
June 23, 2010
beautiful!

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