Valeriana edulis
Family: Caprifoliaceae
edible valerian,  more...
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Merel R. Black  
Etymology: Valeriana: a medieval Latin name either referring to the Roman emperor or to the word valere, "to be healthy and strong" from its use as a folk medicine in the treatment of nervousness and hysteria
Plants: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; from a stout taproot
Leaves: opposite, thick, densely hairy; 4"-12" long, linear basal leaves usually undivided or with 2 lower lobes, the smaller stem leaves pinnately-divided
Flowers: cream, 5-parted, 1/8" long, widely-flaring, tubular shape, flower drawing; inflorescence a long, often-branched, dense cluster; blooms May-June
Habitat: wet to medium moisture; swamps, prairies
Conservation Status: Native
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Merel R. Black  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Scott B. Sauer  
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Derek Anderson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Derek Anderson  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Theodore S. Cochrane  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Derek Anderson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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