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Common Valerian

Photograph by: 
Peter Orchard

Found in damp woods and on dry chalk grassland.


Common Name Common Valerian
Scientific Name Valeriana officinalis
Species Group Valerian Family Valerianaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Daisy family - Compositae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Pink
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Tall plants with tight clusters of pale pink flowers on each stem branch
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

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Valerian Family Valerianaceae