Common Valerian

Valeriana officinalis

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Valerian (Valeriana officinalis, Valerianaceae) is a hardy perennial flowering plant, with heads of sweetly scented pink or white flowers that bloom in the summer months. Valerian flower extracts were used as a perfume in the sixteenth century.

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  1. (c) Bart Busschots, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/23966421@N06/3747201579
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valeriana_officinalis

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