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  Valeriana edulis Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray subsp. ciliata (Torr. & A.Gray) F.G.Mey. image
Photographer: Derek Anderson           

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Derek Anderson

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Scott B. Sauer
Family Valerianaceae
Valeriana edulis Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray subsp. ciliata (Torr. & A.Gray) F.G.Mey.
edible valerian, tap-rooted valerian
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
edulis: edible
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 1'-4' tall forb; from a stout taproot
Flower: cream, 5-parted, 1/8" long, widely-flaring, tubular shape, flower drawing; inflorescence a long, often-branched, dense cluster; blooms May-June
Leaf:opposite, thick, densely hairy; 4"-12" long, linear basal leaves usually undivided or with 2 lower lobes, the smaller stem leaves pinnately-divided
Habitat: wet to medium moisture; swamps, prairies
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Valeriana ciliata Torr. & A.Gray
Valeriana edulis Nutt. ex Torr. & A.Gray var. ciliata (Torr. & A.Gray) Cronquist

         
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