|Scientific Name||Valerianella radiata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VARA|
|Common Name||Beaked Cornsalad||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||35397|
|Description||Habitat: Low, moist areas in Central and East Texas.
Plant: Annual 6 to 24 inches tall, stout four-sided central stem dichotomous-branched (i.e. branching into pairs) in the upper half of the plant.
Leaves: Pairs of 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 white, protruding stamens and one protruding stigma.
Bloom Period: March to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, V. woodsiana in "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyata Ajilvsgi and Illinois Wildflowers.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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