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

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Valeriana montana

Valeriana is a genus of flowering plants in the family Caprifoliaceae,[1] 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:


  1. ^ "Valeriana", The Plant List (version 1.1), retrieved 2014-09-19 

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