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Valerianella

Valerianella spp.

Valerianella locusta by Fabelfroh (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

More images of Valerianella

A close up of some white Valerianella flowers
A close up of some white Valerianella flowers and green foliage in a garden
A photo of Valerianella
A close up of some leaves of a Valerianella plant

Valerianella Overview

Valerianella is a genus of herbaceous plants in the honeysuckle family native to Europe, North Africa, Western Asia and the USA. It contains around 45 species and the most usually cultivated one is Valerianella locusta, commonly known as corn salad. It has been eaten in Europe for centuries where it was foraged from the wild by peasants and is now grown extensively as a cultivated crop for winter salads.

How to propagate Valerianella

Seed

Special features of Valerianella

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves