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Valerianaceae, family Valerianaceae, valerian family(noun)
genus of mostly herbs having a characteristic fetid odor
The Valerianaceae, the valerian family, belongs to the order Dipsacales and consists of about 350 species in seven genera. Plants are generally herbaceous, and their foliage often has a strong, disagreeable odor. They are found native in most regions of the world except for Australia. Some species are cultivated as ornamentals or used in herbal medicine for inducing relaxation and sleep. The genera of this family, along with some species, are: ⁕Centranthus ⁕Fedia ⁕Nardostachys ⁕Patrinia ⁕Plectritis ⁕Valeriana ⁕Valerianella
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The Valerian plant family of the order Dipsacales, subclass Asteridae, class Magnoliopsida that is characterized by 3-5-lobed tubular flowers, often spurred at the base and clustered in tight heads.
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