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Valerianella chenopodifolia - (Pursh.)DC.

Common Name
Family Valerianaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Meadows, bottoms, fields and roadsides[43].
Range Eastern N. America - southwards from New Jersey and Kansas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun
Valerianella chenopodifolia


Valerianella chenopodifolia

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Valerianella chenopodifolia is a ANNUAL growing to 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Self.The plant is self-fertile.
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 soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Young leaves - raw or cooked[105, 177].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. Its native range suggests that it will be able to be grown as a hardy annual, in fact it might be possible to make a late summer sowing and grow it as an over-wintering annual, but it should certainly succeed from a late spring sowing in situ. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Prefers a fairly rich light soil[1].

Propagation

Seed - in order to obtain a continuous supply of salad leaves, it is best to sow the seed successionally from early spring to late summer in situ. A late summer sowing might also succeed, and this would supply edible leaves in the winter.

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

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Botanical References

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