Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian)

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Valeriana Officinalis (Valerian)This is a large herb, with a perennial, tuberous, fetid root, most aromatic when growing in dry pastures, and a smooth, hollow, furrowed stem, about four feet in height.  The leaves are pinnate, opposite; leaflets, from seven to ten pairs, lanceolate, coarsely serrated, and on long foot-stalks.  The flowers are flesh-colored, small, and fragrant.

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