Marsh Valerian - Valeriana dioica
Short to medium height plant usually with several erect stems, slightly hairy at the nodes. Stem leaves pinnately lobed, mostly unstalked. Flowers pink, occasionally white, 2 to 4 mm in rounded clusters.
Stoloniferous. Basal and stolon leaves are simple and entire; stem leaves pinnate with several lateral leaflets.
Photographs must show basal and stem leaves as well as flowers - this plant can't be verified from a picture of the flowers alone
Wet places, on calcareous or slightly acid soils.
May to July.
Widespread in Britain as far north as the Firth of Forth.
Scarce in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 23 of the 617 tetrads.
In the current checklist, (Jeeves 2011) it is listed as Native, marshes, now scarce.
It on on the VC55 Rare Plant Register
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