Common Valerian - Valeriana officinalis
Medium to tall plant to 1.5 metres. Leaves pinnate or pinnately lobed, toothed or untoothed, the lower long-stalked, the upper much smaller and unstalked. Flowers white or pinkish, 2.5 to 5 mm long, in almost rounded clusters
Stem and basal leaves pinnate.
Photographs must show leaves as well as flowers - this plant can't be verified from a picture of the flowers alone
Woodland clearings and ditches.
June to August.
Widespread throughout Britain , but not common.
In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 94 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Native; occasional, but locally frequent where it occurs
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