Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Valeriana officinalis L. image
Photographer: Paul E. Berry           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Richard Bauer

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kurt Stüber

Joshua J. Nemec

Joshua J. Nemec

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Steve C. Garske

Kurt Stüber
Family Valerianaceae
Valeriana officinalis L.
garden-heliotrope, garden 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
officinalis: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
Town Range Maps
Google Dot Maps
Status: Introduced - naturalized; potentially invasive
Plant: erect, perennial, 2'-5' tall forb; stems hairy but mostly at the nodes; from short rhizomes
Flower: white, 5-parted, 1/8" long, narrowly flaring, tubular shape, flower drawing; inflorescence a large, opened, branched cluster; blooms May-Aug.
Leaf:opposite; basal and stem leaves divided into 11-21 toothed, lance-like segments
Habitat: disturbed areas
(Glossary)

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Valeriana list Ethnobotany Information Google- Images or Text
Synonyms 
There are no synonyms for this taxon.

         
  Home
Faculty
Botany News/Events
Projects
Book We Recommend
Historical Botanists
Other Links
Botanical Club of Wisconsin (off site)
UW-Stevens Point Biology Dept.
 
Plants of Wisconsin
Vascular Plants
Bryophytes
Ethnobotany
Natural Communities
Botany News/Events
Other Links
Lichens (off site)   
Tom Volk's Fungi (off site)
Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
                          Vascular Plants
Browse by Identification Guides
Family Wildflowers
Genus Trees
Common Names Shrubs
Search by Vines
Names Aquatic-Semi aquatic
Specimens Ferns - Fern Allies
Blooming Times Grasses, Sedges, or Rushes
County & Status Other Resources  
Town Range Taxonomy of Vascular Plants
  WI Checklist & CofC Values
Bryophytes
Browse by:
Common Name
Genus
Search by:
County
 Name
Copyright © 2012 Permissions Contact Us Web Map