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Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

Description:

Valerian is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers which bloom in the summer months.

Notes:

Valerian root has been demonstrated to possess sedative and anxiolytic effects.

1 Species ID Suggestions

Salvi
Salvi 10 years ago
Valeriana


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4 Comments

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 10 years ago

Salvi, thanks for the ID.

Finally, it is valerian flower. I know it is very difficult to identify without the leaves or stem. Thanks for all your comments, Hayde, Karen and Monkey.m&Nana.p

I´d say thyme too.

KarenL
KarenL 10 years ago

The flowers look like lilac (syringa) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lilac

As hayde says, leaves would be useful for ID.

hayde
hayde 10 years ago

It looks a bit like thyme... Although its hard to tell without the leaves or stem. Did it smell like thyme?

Noe and Pili
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Noe and Pili

Algeciras, Andalucía, Spain

Spotted on Apr 8, 2009
Submitted on Jun 10, 2011

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