Taxon: Valerianella locusta (L.) Laterr.

Genus: Valerianella
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Subfamily: Valerianoideae
Nomen number: 80009
Place of publication: Fl. bordel. ed. 2, 93. 1821
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-Jun-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Mar-1997
Species priority site is: National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (NSSL)
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: vegetable (fide Cornucopia)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Geigy Weed Tables. 1968)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal Madeira Islands; Spain Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Algeria ; Morocco
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Azerbaijan ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • Western Asia: Syria ; Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czechoslovakia ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bulgaria ; Former Yugoslavia ; Greece ; Italy ; Romania
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized


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