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  • Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber)

    Posted on June 12, 2015 by diamant in Plant ID.

    Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber) Native to the Mediterranean region. Perennial plant that flowers profusely in early summer. Flowers attracts bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. ¬†Seeds have tufts that allow for effective wind dispersal. ¬†Cut blooms before they go to seed to control dispersal. Leaves can be eaten fresh in salads or lightly boiled, roots can be […]

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