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Valeriana officinalis.jpg
Garden valerian, Valeriana officinalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Valerianaceae
Genus: Valeriana

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Valeriana is a genus of flowering plants in the family Valerianaceae, members of which may by commonly known as valerians. It includes a number of species, of which the best known is the garden valerian Valeriana officinalis.[citation needed] Some species are native to Europe, others to North America and South America (especially in the Andes).

Species include:


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