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|Family: Valerianaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Valerianella||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Valerianella locusta (L.) Betcke
Stem: 1--4.5 dm, sparsely hairy; hairs pointed down. Leaf: 0.5--3 cm; proximal petioled; distal +- sessile; blade obovate to narrowly oblong, entire, distal occasionally dentate. Flower: corolla 1.5--2 mm, white, lobes +- blue. Fruit: 2--3 mm, 1.5--2 mm wide. Chromosomes: 2n=16.
Ecology: Moist, generally shaded sites; Elevation: < 1400 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, NCoRO, CaRH, n SN, n ScV, CCo, SnFrB; Distribution Outside California: to Montana, Utah; eastern Canada, eastern United States; native to Europe. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun Note: Cult for edible leaves.
Synonyms: Valerianella olitoria (L.) Pollich
eFlora Treatment Author: Abigail J. Moore
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Valerianella carinata
Next taxon: Verbenaceae
Citation for this treatment: Abigail J. Moore 2016. Valerianella locusta, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47754, accessed on October 22, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 22, 2016.