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RED VALERIAN Centranthus ruber (Valerianaceae) Height to 75cm. Upright, branched, hairless and greyish green perennial. Grows on broken, rocky ground, chalk cliffs and old walls. FLOWERS are 8-10mm long, the corolla reddish or pink (sometimes white); borne in dense terminal heads (May-Sep). FRUITS have a feathery pappus. LEAVES are ovate, untoothed and borne in opposite pairs. STATUS-Introduced and widely naturalised but most frequent in coastal districts.
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RED VALERIAN Centranthus ruber (Valerianaceae) Height to 75cm. Upright, branched, hairless and greyish green perennial. Grows on broken, rocky ground, chalk cliffs and old walls. FLOWERS are 8-10mm long, the corolla reddish or pink (sometimes white); borne in dense terminal heads (May-Sep). FRUITS have a feathery pappus. LEAVES are ovate, untoothed and borne in opposite pairs. STATUS-Introduced and widely naturalised but most frequent in coastal districts.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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