Valerianella radiata

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Scientific Name Valerianella radiata USDA PLANTS Symbol
VARA
Common Name Beaked Cornsalad ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
35397
Family Valerianaceae (Valerian) SEINet Reference
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Description Habitat: Low, moist areas in Central and East Texas.
Plant: Annual 6 to 24 inches tall, stout four-sided central stem often branched in the upper half of the plant.
Leaves: Opposite, connate leaves up to 3 inches long and 1 inch across, lower oblong-spatulate, upper oblong-ovate, hairy, entire margins.
Inflorescence: Upper stems produce flat-topped clusters about 1/2 to 3/4 inch across of 4 to 12 small white flowers about 1/8-inch across, 5 petals, 3 stamens.
Bloom Period: Spring.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston and www.illinoiswildflowers.info.
Texas Status
Native

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