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Valeriana capitata - Pall.

Common Name Valerian, Captiate valerian
Family Valerianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Some caution is advised with the use of this plant. At least one member of the genus is considered to be poisonous raw[161] and V. officinalis is a powerful nervine and sedative that can become habit-forming.
Habitats Boggy meadows and moist slopes in Alaska[172].
Range North-western N. America.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Wet Soil Full sun
Valeriana capitata Valerian, Captiate valerian


Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database
Valeriana capitata Valerian, Captiate valerian
Al Schneider @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Valeriana capitata is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft). The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist or wet soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root  Seed
Edible Uses:

Seed - parched[172]. Root - steamed for 24 hours[172].

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Medicinal Uses

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Antispasmodic  Carminative  Diuretic  Hypnotic  Nervine  Sedative  Stimulant

The whole plant, but especially the root, is antispasmodic, carminative, diuretic, hypnotic, powerfully nervine, sedative and stimulant[172]. Use with caution[21].

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Other Uses

Incense

The dried root has been used as an incense[257].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Succeeds in ordinary garden soil[1]. Judging by the plants native habitat, it should also succeed in wet soils[172].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a cold frame and only just cover the seed because it requires light for germination[200]. Prick out the seedlings into individual pots when they are large enough to handle and plant out into their permanent positions in the summer if sufficient growth has been made. If the plants are too small to plant out, grow them on in the greenhouse or frame for their first winter and plant them out early in the following summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

Other Names

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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